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ALACRITY

noun
eager and enthusiastic willingness
ALCHEMY
noun
a medieval sicience aimed at the transmutation of metals, especially base metals into gold
AMALGAMATE

verb
to combine several elements into a whole
AMELIORATE

verb
to make better or more tolerable
AMENABLE

adjective
agreeable; responsive to suggestion
ANACHRONISM

noun
something or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context
ANOMALY

noun
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
APPROBATION

noun
an expression of approval or praise
ARCHAIC

adjective
outdated; associated with an earlier,, perhaps more primitive, time
ARDUOUS

adjective
strenuous, taxing, requiring signifecant effort
EPHEMERAL

adjective
brief; fleeting
EQUIVOCATE

verb
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
ERUDITE

adjective
very learned; scholarly
ESOTERIC

adjective
intended for or understood by a small, specific group
EULOGY

noun
a speech honoring the dead
EVANESCENT

adjective
tending to disappear like vapor, vanishing
EXACERBATE

verb
to make worse or more severe
EXCULPATE

verb
exonerate; to clear of blame
EXIGENT

adjective
urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
EXONERATE

verb
to remove blame
EXTEMPORANEOUS

adjective
improvised; done without preparation
FACETIOUS

adjective
playful; humorous
FALLACY

noun
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
FAWN

verb
to flatter or praise excessively
FERVENT

adjective
greatly emotional or zealous
FILIBUSTER

noun
intentional obstruction, especially using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
FLOUT

verb
to demonstrate contempt for, as in a rule or convention
FORTUITOUS

adjective
happening by fortunate accident or chance
FULMINATE

verb
to loudly attack or denounce
FURTIVE

adjective
marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
GARRULOUS

adjective
pointlessly talkative, talking too much
GERMANE

adjective
relevant to the subject at hand, appropriate in subject matter
GLIB


adjective
marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
GRANDILOQUENCE

noun
pompous speech or expression
GREGARIOUS

adjective
sociable; outgoing;enjoying the company of other people
HACKNEYED

adjective
rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
HALCYON

adjective
calm and peaceful
HARANGUE

verb
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
HEDONISM

noun
devotion to pleasurable pursuits, especially to the pleasures of the senses
HEGEMONY

noun
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others