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Revere
to regard somebody with admiration and deep respect
Renounce
to formally give up a claim, title, position, or right
Superfluous
that is in excess of what is needed
Replete
amply, completely, or fully supplied with something
Surfeit
an excessive number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled or bored by it
Aesthetic
arts sensitive, or appreciative of art or beauty
Tacit
understood or implied without being stated openly
Innocuous
harmless; not intended to cause offense or provoke a strong reaction and unlikely to do so
Abhor
to dislike or reject something very strongly
Infallible
incapable of making a mistake
Vanquish
to prove convincingly superior to somebody in a contest, competition, or argument
Succumb
to give in to somebody or something powerful
Premonition
a strong feeling, without a rational basis, that a particular thing is going to happen
Paradox
a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact is or may be true
Acquiesce
to agree to or comply with something passively rather than expressing approval or support
Elucidate
to explain or clarify something
Instigate
to cause trouble, especially by urging somebody to do something destructive or wrong
Altercation
a heated argument, quarrel, or confrontation
Ignominious
involving a total loss of dignity and pride and making somebody or something appear shamefully weak and ineffective
Paraphrase
to restate something using other words, especially in order to make it simpler or shorter
Articulate
able to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings coherently
Embellish
to make an account or description more interesting by enhancing or adding details
Prerequisite
an object, quality, or condition that is required in order for something else to happen
Elicit
to cause or produce something as a reaction or response to a stimulus of some kind
Aggrandize
to make somebody or something seem bigger or better than is actually the case, especially through exaggerated praise
Taciturn
habitually uncommunicative or reserved in speech and manner
Diminutive
very small or much smaller than is usual
Scrutinize
to examine somebody or something closely and carefully
Expurgate
to remove words or passages considered offensive or unsuitable from a book before publication
Imperious
commanding, arrogant, bossy, haughty or domineering
Elucidate
to explain or clarify something
Instigate
to cause trouble, especially by urging somebody to do something destructive or wrong
Altercation
a heated argument, quarrel, or confrontation
Ignominious
involving a total loss of dignity and pride and making somebody or something appear shamefully weak and ineffective
Paraphrase
to restate something using other words, especially in order to make it simpler or shorter
Articulate
able to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings coherently
Embellish
to make an account or description more interesting by enhancing or adding details
Prerequisite
an object, quality, or condition that is required in order for something else to happen
Elicit
to cause or produce something as a reaction or response to a stimulus of some kind
Aggrandize
to make somebody or something seem bigger or better than is actually the case, especially through exaggerated praise
Taciturn
habitually uncommunicative or reserved in speech and manner
Diminutive
very small or much smaller than is usual
Scrutinize
to examine somebody or something closely and carefully
Expurgate
to remove words or passages considered offensive or unsuitable from a book before publication
Imperious
commanding, arrogant, bossy, haughty or domineering
Pulchritude
physical beauty
Cognizant
being fully aware or having knowledge of something