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acolyte
n. A person who assists in some religious services by carrying out minor duties; one who attends or assists, a follower.
bibulous
adj.
1. Given to the consumption of alcoholic drinks.
2. Highly absorbent.
coalesce
v. To grow together; to unite to form a whole.
covert
adj. Not openly acknowledged; secret.
declaim
v. To recite something in the style of a public speech; to speak in a loud, theatrical way.
delineate
v.
1. To describe vividly and in detail.
2. To draw an outline of; to represent by drawing.
demagogue
n. A leader who seeks power by appealing to people’s emotions and prejudices and by making false claims and promises.
n. demagoguery
encomium
(plural: encomiums or encomia)
n. An expression of warm and enthusiastic praise; a tribute.
obdurate
adj.
1. Resistant to persuasion; inflexible.
2. Persistent in wrongdoing.
n obduracy
prescience
n. Foresight; knowledge beforehand of events.
adj, prescient
protagonist
n. The chief character in a drama or story.
sedulous
adj. Completed with careful perseverance; diligent.
trenchant
adj. Expressed with vigor and penetrating insight; keenly perceptive.
utopia
n. A place or state of perfect social and political conditions.
adj. utopian
valedictory
n. A farewell address, especially one given at a graduation ceremony.
adj. Of or relating to such a farewell address.
n. valediction