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jargon

noun

language particular to a profession

traverse

verb

to travel across

grandiose

adjective

pretentious, pompous

espouse

verb

to adopt or support a cause

tenet

noun

a principle or belief

envoy

noun

a diplomatic agent

cloying

adjective

tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess

equivocal

adjective

uncertain

bereft

adjective

deprived

restive

adjective

impatient of control, restraint, or delay

idiosyncratic

adjective

peculiar to an individual group, especially odd or unusual

obliquely

adverb

not straight forward

demur

verb

to voice opposition; object

munificence

noun

unusual generosity

myriad

adjective

too numerous to count

pedantic

adjective

too concerned with formal rules and details

wheedle

verb

to influence or entice by soft words or flattery

diurnal

adjective

reoccurring every day

maelstrom

noun

a large, powerful, and violent whirlpool

cadence

noun

the beat or measure of something that follows a set or rhythm

aesthetic

adjective

relating to beauty

dubious

adjective

doubtful

tantamount

adjective

equivalent in value, significance, or effect

tedium

noun

the quality of being wearisome

temporal

adjective

of or relating to time as opposed to eternity

inane

adjective

irritatingly silly or time-wasting

elocution

noun

the skill of clear and expressive speech; distinct pronunciation and articulation

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