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  1. restive
    • unruly
    • uncontrollable
    • recalcitrant
    • insubordinate;

    OR formal : refractory

    OR archaic: contumacious.
  2. striated
  3. insular
    1.isolated, segregated

    • 2. narrow-minded
    • parochial
    • provincial, hidebound, blinkered

    3. set in one's ways, inflexible, entrenched;

    4. illiberal, partisan, xenophobic;
  4. imprecation
  5. rejoinder
  6. scintilla
    trace amt
  7. maudlin
    overly sentimental
  8. largress
    generous giving, benevolence
  9. cosset
    • 1. pamper mollycoddle
    • 2. wait on someone hand and foot.
  10. husband
    1. use (resources) economically;

    2. conserve : the need to husband his remainingstrength.

    3. practice of breeding
  11. diaphonous
    • delicate
    • gauzy, (tela)
  12. prevaricate
  13. furtive
    secret or stealthy
  14. foment
    to arouse incite
  15. glib
    • easily and casually fluent,
    • overtones of insincerity
  16. wily
    clever, conn of deception
  17. vim
    ANT: torpor

    • vitality and energy
    • vigor
  18. guant
  19. ethereal
    heavenly , immaterial
  20. panegyric
    ANT: defamatory essay

    formal or eleborate praise in writing or oration
  21. Platitude:
    • cliché
    • truism
    • commonplace
    • banality
    • bromide
    • inanity::: banal/trite/hackneyed/stock phrase.

    "boring us with his platitudes"
  22. axiom
    1. dictum, truism, principle;

    • 2. maxim
    • adage
    • aphorism

    rare: apophthegm, gnome.
  23. portentous
    • 1 (signs) ominous, premonitory, foreboding, inauspicious, unfavorable.
    • 2 (dialoque), bombastic, pontifical,solemn, sonorous, grandiloquent.
  24. syllogism
    instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g.,all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs).
  25. provident
    ANTONYMS improvident.

    • 1. prudent,
    • farsighted,
    • shrewd
    • circumspect
    • forearmed, wise,
    • sagacious,sensible

    2. thrifty, economical.
  26. furtive
    • ANTONYMS: open.
    • 1, surreptitious,
    • clandestine
    • 2. sidelong,sideways,
    • oblique, indirect;
  27. parry
    • 1. ward off
    • 2. deflect
    • 3. evade
  28. rapt
    ANTONYMS inattentive.

    • riveted,
    • transported, enraptured, thrilled, ecstatic.
  29. rig
    • 1 apparatus
    • 2 livery, garb, regalia,trappings;
    • archaic: raiment, vestments
  30. undergird
    secure or fasten from the underside, esp. by a rope or chain passed underneath.
  31. rapprochment
    the reestablishment of cordial relations between two countries which is voluntary
  32. travail
    • ordeal, trial, tribulation, trial and tribulation, privation, stress; drudgery, toil, slog,
    • effort, exertion, labor, work, endeavor, sweat, struggle.
  33. profundity
    deep insight
  34. ditties
    a short simple song
  35. poignancy
    • pathos, pitifulness,
    • piteousness, sadness, sorrow,
    • mournfulness, wretchedness, misery,tragedy.
    • ANTONYMS inattentive.
  36. provinciality
    • 1. of or concerning a province of a country or empire
    • 2. of or pertaining to a style of architecture or furniture in fashion in the provinces of various European countries
    • 3. of or concerning the regions outside the capital city of a country
    • 4. unsophisticated or narrow-minded, esp. when considered as typical of such regions.

    • noun1 an inhabitant of a province of a country or empire.•
    • 2 an inhabitant of the regions outside the capital city of a country, esp. when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded.

    3 Christian Church the head or chief of a province or of a religious order in a province.
  37. vitriol
    • noun
    • archaic or poetic/literary: sulfuric acid.
    • figurative:: cruel and bitter criticism
    • her mother's sudden gush of fury andvitriol.
  38. paragon
    • perfect example
    • epitome
    • archetype, ideal
    • nonpareil
    • quintessence
    • apotheosis,
    • acme;

    • OR
    • jewel,gem, angel, treasure;

    OR informal

    one in a million, the tops;

    OR archaic a nonesuch.
  39. temerity
    nounI doubt they'll have the temerity to print these accusations: audacity, nerve,effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, gall, presumption;daring; informal face, front, neck, chutzpah.
  40. glower
    scowl, glare, look daggers, frown, lower, give someone a black look; informal give someone a dirty look.
  41. chide
    scold,chastise, upbraid, berate, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, admonish,censure, lambaste, lecture, give someone a piece of one's mind, take to task, rake/haul over the coals; informal tell off, dress down, bawl out, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a tongue-lashing, come down on someone like a ton of bricks, slap someone's wrist, rap over the knuckles, give someone hell,take to the woodshed, have a go at, give someone what for, chew out,ream out; formal castigate; archaic chasten; rare reprehend.ANTONYMS praise.
  42. mirth
    merriment, high spirits, cheerfulness,cheeriness, hilarity, glee, laughter, gaiety, buoyancy, blitheness,euphoria, exhilaration, lightheartedness, joviality, joy, joyfulness,joyousness. ANTONYMS misery.
  43. sycophant
    yes-man,bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey,spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up.
  44. raconteur
    storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator; rare anecdotist, anecdotalist.
  45. promulgate
    make known, make public, publicize,spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate, broadcast, promote,preach; literary bruit abroad.2 the law was promulgated in 1942: put into effect, enact, implement,enforce.
  46. sartorial
    of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress :
  47. prosiac
    dull and mundane
  48. Slag
    the waste produced in a furnace
  49. Scintillating
    means 'sparkling
  50. condescension
  51. simper
    to smile in a foolish way
  52. swagger
    walk with an arrogant gait
  53. reprehensible =
    very bad
  54. despoil
    1 a village despoiled by invaders: plunder, pillage, rob, ravage, raid,ransack, rape, loot, sack; devastate, lay waste, ruin.2 the thief despoiled him of all he had: rob, strip, deprive, dispossess, denude,divest, relieve, clean out.
  55. conspicuous
    = readily visible
  56. Panacea
    universal cure, cure-all,cure for all ills, universal remedy, elixir, wonder drug; informal magic bullet.
  57. galvinize
    jolt, shock, startle,impel, stir, spur, prod, urge, motivate, stimulate, electrify, excite,rouse, arouse, awaken; invigorate, fire, animate, vitalize, energize,exhilarate, thrill, catalyze, inspire, light a fire under; informal give someone a shot in the arm.
  58. aplomb
    poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, calmness, composure, collectedness, levelheadedness,sangfroid, equilibrium, equanimity; informal unflappability.
  59. parry
    • verb1 Alfonso parried the blow: ward off, fend off; deflect, hold off, block,counter, repel, repulse.
    • 2 I parried her constant questions: evade, sidestep, avoid, dodge, answer evasively, field, fend off.
  60. browbeat
    bully, intimidate, force,coerce, compel, hector, dragoon, bludgeon, pressure, pressurize,tyrannize, terrorize, menace; harass, harry, hound; informal bulldoze,railroad.
  61. invective
    abuse, insults,expletives, swear words, swearing, curses, foul language, foul language, vituperation; denunciation, censure, vilification,revilement, reproach, castigation, recrimination; informal tongue-lashing, trash talk; formal obloquy, contumely. ANTONYMS praise.
  62. dimorphic
    adjective chiefly Biologyoccurring in or representing two distinct forms : in this sexually dimorphic species only the males have wings.
  63. demure
    modest, unassuming, meek, mild, reserved,retiring, quiet, shy, bashful, diffident, reticent, timid, shrinking, coy;decorous, decent, seemly, ladylike, respectable, proper, virtuous, pure,innocent, chaste; sober, sedate, staid, prim, goody-goody, straitlaced.ANTONYMS brazen.
  64. unduly
  65. indolent
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