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beatitude

a state of supreme happiness

bete noire

someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids

bode

to be an omen. indicate by signs

dank

unpleasantly damp or wet

ecumenical

worldwide or universal in influence or application

fervid

burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated

fetid

foul-smelling; putrid

gargantuan

gigantic; of immense size, volume, or capacity

heyday

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

incubus

a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one, like a nightmare

infrastructure

the basic framework of a building or a system

inveigle

to win over with trickery or flattery; to entice; to coax with deceitful talk; to dupe

kudos

praise for an achievement

lagniappe

an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity

prolix

long-winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way

protege

someone whose welfare or career is guided and helped by a more influential person

prototype

original work used as a model by others

sycophant

to win favors by flattery.

tautology

needless repetition

truckle

to yield or submit tamely or submissively

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