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Abstract

Considered part of material or specific instances; existing as a concept; not concrete

Not concrete

Acronym

Word from from first letter(s) of other words

Articulate

Capable of speech

Cliché

Overused expression, trite phrase

Diatribe

Bitterly spoken or written attack; angry criticism

Epithet

Word/phrase used to negatively characterise a person or thing

Maxim

Concisely expressed statement of truth or rule of conduct

Oxymoron

Figure of speech that combines contradictory terms

Jumbo Shrimp

Palindrome

Any word, phrase or sentence that reads backwards and forwards

Racecar

Pejorative

Having derogatory meaning or effect. Downgrading

Hold candle to

Compare favorably with

Hold water

Remain sound, logical or consistent

Play the devil's advocate

Uphold wrong side of argument for sale of argument

Red herring

Sometime used to distract attention for real issue

Roll out the red carpet

Show courtesy and hospitality

Genuflect

Bend the knee as in reverence or worship; kneel

Gustatory

Having to do with taste or tasting

Olfactory

Concerned with sense of smell

Prone

1. Lying face downward


2. Having a inclination

Tactile

Having to do with touch

Obstreperous

Excessively noisy, boisterous, unruly

Parsimonious

Extremely frugal, miserly, stingy

Sanguine

Confidently optimistic, hopeful

Skeptical

Disbelieving, doubting, not easily convinced

Vindictive

Inclined to seek vengeance, unforgiving, spiteful

Altruistic

Unselfishly concerned for welfare of others, unselfish

Contrite

Sorrowful for a misdeed that one has committed

Gregarious

Seeking or enjoying company of others. Sociable

Impetuous

Acting suddenly without forethought. Rash, imlulsive

Indolent

Inclined to avoid work, lazy

Congregate

Gather into a crowd; assemble

Exodus

Going out; mass departure

Labyrinth

Place with confusing interconnecting passages and blind alleys; maze; intricate and perplexing

Obsolecent

Going out of use; becoming obsolete

Bellicose

Inclined to fight; pugnacious; warlike

Equivocate

He deliberately ambiguous; use misleading terms to not commit oneself

Ingenuous

Innocent and simple; artless; naive

Pusillanimous

Lacking courage; cowardly; timid

Boycott

Join with others to refuse to use, buy or deal with

Machiavellian

Crafty; deceitful; cunning

Odyssey

Long, wandering journey

Sadistic

Deriving pleasure by inflicting pain on others; deliberately cruel

Conciseness

Brevity and compactness in expression due to avoiding of needless words and unnecessary detail

Dissect

Cut apart piece by piece for study; analyze closely

Incisive

Sharp; keen; penetrating

Intersect

Cut across each other; cross