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deride
to laugh at mockingly
cavil
to raise trivial or frivolous objections
farrago
medley
demagogue
1. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
2. A leader of the common people in ancient times.
quaff
to drink with relish
hirsute
hairy;shaggy
tenebrous
dark;gloomy
ostentation
boastful showiness
officious
marked by excessive eagerness;meddlesome
afflatus
inspiration
quorum
a select group
hauteur
arrogant
xenophobia
fear of anything foreign or strange
bacchanalia
a riotous, boistorous, or drunken festivity
immure
1. To enclose within walls, or as if within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
2. To build into a wall.
3. To entomb in a wall.
deliquesce
1. To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
2. (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
3. To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
4. To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
capitulate
to surrender under agreed conditions
adventitious
Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
modicum
A small or moderate or token amount.
fetid
having an offensive smell
gimcrack
a showy but useless object
banal
commonplace;trivial;trite
halcyon
1. A kingfisher.
2. A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice
and to calm the waves during incubation.

adjective:
1. Calm; quiet; peaceful
adamant
unyielding
jocund
mirthful;light-hearted
segue
smooth transition
puerile
exibiting lack of maturity;juvenile;childish
nadir
the lowest point; the time of greatest depression or adversity
effulgence
bright;radient
inchoate
just begun