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exiguity
smallness; thinness; the quality of being meager
seriatim
in a series; one after another
tmesis
in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word
chthonic
dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
objurgate
to scold or rebuke sharply
plethora
excess
lissom
supple; nimble
badinage
light, playful talk
chimerical
merely imaginary; fanciful
sybarite
a person devoted to luxury and pleasure
gourmand
one who enjoys good food in great quantities
animadversion
harsh criticism or disapproval
desuetude
disuse
pusillanimous
cowardly
inculcate
to teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction
mien
demeanor; also, aspect; appearance
garrulous
talkative; also, wordy
aggrandize
to make or make appear great or greater
sojourn
to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay
bombast
pompous or pretentious speech or writing
cupidity
eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth
berate
to scold severely or angrily
supererogatory
going beyond what is required or expected; also, superfluous, unnecessary
encomium
expression of praise
sardonic
scornful, mocking