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encomium
a formal expression of priase, lavish tribute
coherent
holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
belabor
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away from
acquisitive
able to get and to retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiriing wealth or property
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
arrogate
to claim or take without right
banal
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
excorriation
a strong denunciation; the act of stripping or wearing off the skin
congeal
to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
carping
tending to find fault, especiallly in a pety, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty, nagging criticism
ramify
to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
temporize
to stall orr act evasivley in order to gain time
largesse
generorsity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions