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cogent
convincing reasonable
didactic
intended to instruct
discourse
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
implication
act of suggesting or hinting
lucid
easily understood; clear
arbiter
judge who decides disputed issue
exculpate
to free from guilt or shame
incontrovertible
not able to be denied or disputed
objectivity
treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
despotic
exercising absolute power; tyrranical
imperious
arrogant; vainly proud
convoluted
intricate; complex
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
indolent
lazy
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging
torpor
laziness, inactivity, dullness
florid
describing flowery or elaborate speech
poignant
profoundly moving; touching
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
effusive
emotionally unrestrained; gushy
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
flagrant
extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
frenetic
wildly excited or active
gratuitous
given freel; unearned; unwarranted
spurious
not genuine
astute
shrewd; clever
disingenuous
not straightforward; crafty
ruse
crafty trick
wary
on guard
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
inconsequential
unimportant
tenuous
having little substance or strength
assiduous
hard-working
dogged
stubbornly perservering
intrepid
courageous; fearless
maverick
one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
incumbent
imposed as a duty; obligatory

Since you are the host, it is incumbent upon you to see that everyone is having fun.
dogmatic
stubbornly adhering to unproved beliefs
inherent
inborn; built-in
innate
possessed from birth; inborn
inveterate
long established; deep-rooted; habitual
transient
passing away with time; passing from one place to another
affable
easy-going; friendly
amenable
responsive; agreeable
facetious
playfully humorous
inpinge
hinder; interfere with
anthology
collection of literary pieces
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge
virtuoso
tremendously skilled artist
equanimity
quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
propriety
appropriateness of behavior
staid
unemotional; serious
disparage
to speak of in a slighting way or negatively; to belittle
pejorative
describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
villify
to make vicious statements about
brusque
rudely abrupt
caustic
bitingly sarcastic or witty
fractious
quarrelsome; unruly
incorribile
unable to be reformed
ingrate
an ungrateful person
deleterious
having a harmful effect; injurious
enmity
mutual hatred or ill-will
malfeasance
wrong doing, misconduct
rancorous
hateful; marked by deep-seated ill-will
hackneyed
worn out through overuse; trite
mundane
commonplace; ordinary
ponderous
extremely dull
prosaic
unimaginative; dull
harbinger
something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
nascent
coming into existence; emerging
fastidious
possessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please
pragmatic
practical
solvent
able to pay one's debts
anachronism
something out of place in time or sequence
anthropomorphism
attribution of humanlike characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, or forces of nature
apology
defense of an idea

e.g. Du Bellay wrote an apology in which he justified the use of French in place of Latin.
gesticulating
making gestures while speaking
lexicon
word book describing language with definition; dictionary
panegyric
an example or model
pernicious
causing great harm
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious
sardonic
disdainfully or ironically humorous; harsh, bitter, or caustic
syllogism
form of metonymy that's restricted to cases where a part is used to signify the whole