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abate
to lessen in intensity or degree
accolade
an expression of praise
adulation
excessive praise; intense adoration
aesthetic
dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art of the beautiful
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
ascetic
one who practices rigid self-denial, aspecially as an act of religious devotion
avarice
greed, especially for wealth
axiom
a universally recognized principle
burgeon
to grow rapidly or flourish
bucolic
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
cacophony
harsh, harring, discordant sound; dissonance
canon
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
castigation
severe criticism or punishment
catalyst
a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change
caustic
burning or stinging; causing corrosion
chary
wary; cautious; sparing
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind of reason; convincing
complaisance
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
contentious
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
contrite
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
culpable
deserving blame