Ballard 6.1

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acclaim

welcome with approval; applaud loudly

encomium

speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy; panegyric

eulogize

praise; extol; laud; glorify

laudable

praiseworthy; commendable

laudatory

expressing praise; eulogistic

plaudit

applause; enthusiastic praise; acclaim

calumnious

falsely and maliciously accusing; slanderous; defamatory

derogatory

expressing low esteem; belittling; disparaging

imputation

charge (usually unjust or false); insinuation; accusation

libel

false and defamatory printed statement

malign

speak evil of; vilify; traduce

slander

false and defamatory spoken statement; calumny

stigma

mark of disgrace

coup d'etat

sudden violent, or illegal overthrow of a government

détente

a relaxing, as of strained relations between nations

entente

understanding or agreement between government

laissez-faire

absence of government interference or regulation

lettre de cachet

sealed letter ordering the imprisonment without trial a person

premier

prime minister

rapprochement

establishment or state of cordial relations; coming together

regime

system of government rule

avant-garde

experimentalists or innovators in any art

bas-relief

carving or sculpture in which the figures project only from the background

denouement

Solution of the plot in a play, story, etc.; outcome; end

encore

repetition of a performance in response to the demand from an audience

genre

kind; sort; category

repertoire

stock of plays, operas, etc., that a company/performer is prepared to perform

vignette

short verbal description; small, graceful literary sketch

a la carte

according to the bill of fare; dish by dish; with a stated price for each dish

aperitif

alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer

cuisine

style of cooking or preparing food

demitasse

small cup for, or of, black coffee

entrée

main dish at lunch or dinner

piéce de résistance

main dish

concord

agreement (antonym: discord)

concur

to agree

dogmatic

stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs

fastidious

carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please

intransigence

refusal to moderate a position or to compromise

jocular

characterized by or given to joking

meticulous

extremely careful and precise

arboreal

relating to/resembling a tree or trees

invocation

a call(usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration

stratify

to layer/separate into layers

variegated

having streaks/patches of a different color; multicolored

verdant

green with vegetation

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