1. placate
    to appease; to calm by making concessions

    Synonyms: pacify, conciliate

    The dentist placated my fears when he told me that the plack on my teeth didn't give me a cavity.
  2. platitude
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful; a dull, overused saying

    Synonyms: cliché, hackneyed saying,

    I didn't like her attitude and the way she only said platitudes to me when I am upset.
  3. plummet
    to plunge or drop straight down

    The rock plummeted to the bottom of the lake.
  4. polemical
    controversial; argumentative

    Synonyms: belligerent, combative, contentious

    Her polemical stance during the family picture made her look like a prostitute.
  5. prodigal
    recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish

    Synonyms:dissipated, excessive, profligate

    The pro golfer was very prodigal in the way he spent his money and was soon broke.
  6. profuse
    given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant

    Synonyms: excessive, prodigal, prolific

    I am sweating profusely.
  7. queries
    questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations

    I get annoyed of all of the queries my mom still has when i go on vacation.
  8. querulous
    prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish

    Synonyms: captious, petulant

    Her querulous attitude caused her brother and her to quarrel.
  9. rancorous
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment

    Synonyms:acrimonious, virulent

    The rank of Rachel in the running made her friend rancorous toward her.
  10. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage

    Synonyms: disobedient, obstinate, fractious

    The dog's recalcitrant behavior made his owner return him.
  11. rescind
    to invalidate; to repeal; to retract

    Synonyms: cancel, renege,

    The president wished he could rewind and rescind his approval of the disastrous bill.
  12. reverent
    marked by feeling or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect

    Synonyms: devout, gracious, pious

    The reverend was very reverent during the ceremony.
  13. rhetoric
    the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  14. salubrious
    promoting health or well-being

    Synonyms: beneficial, good, healthful

    The salad was a very salubrious meals providing two servings of vegetables.
  15. solvent
    able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  16. spurious
    lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit

    Synonyms: artificial

    The minor attempted to buy beer with her spurious driver's license.
  17. succinct
    brief; concise

    Synonyms: laconic, pithy,

    It sucks when directions are too succinct and you don't know how to put things together.
  18. superfluous
    exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

    Synonyms: superfluent, expendable

    It is superfluous to have 36 pairs of shoes when you always wear the same pair.
  19. surfeit
    an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess

    every thanksgiving we are surfeited with food.
  20. tenacity
    the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination

    Synonyms: diligence, courage,

    You must have the tenacity to go to school for ten years.
  21. tenuous
    having little substance or strengths; flimsy; weak

    The tensile strength of the tenuous film was very small.
  22. tirade
    a long and extremely critical speech; outburst;

    synonyms: diatribe; censure, fulmination

    I am tired of all the tirade about Mike Leach's career end.
  23. transient
    fleeting; passing quickly; temporary; breif

    The transient golden leaves in the fall are beautiful.
  24. zealous
    fervent; ardent; impassioned; devoted to a cause

    Synonyms: enthusiastic, dedicated

    Instead of being jealous of his new girlfriend, she became overly zealous of finding a new boyfriend of her own.
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