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accost

buttonhole, approach, confront

acuity

keeness, acutness

emulate

copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to

encomium

panegyric, eulogy, commendation

eschew

abstain from, steer clear of, forgo

taciturn

tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic

celerity

promptness, alacrity, speed

gambit

ploy, strartagem, ruse, manuever

maelstrom

vortex, chaos, turbulance, tumult

distraught

frantic, distracted

eulogy

panegyric, encomium, tribute

stratagem

ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge

ubiquitous

omnipresent, pervasive, universal

agnostic

doubter

diatribe

harangue, tirade

intermittent

fitful, spasmodic, random

neophyte

tenderfoot, tyro, rookie

perspicasity

acuity, acumen, discernment

sylvan

forested, aradian

testy

irratable, peevish, waspish, petulant

allay

reduce, alleviate, moderate

furtive

clandestine, covert, surreptitous

indigent

penniless, poverty-sticken, destitute

raiment

apparel, attire

exacerbate

aggravate, intesify, worsen

raze

pull down, demolish, shave off

imperturbable

unflappable, unexcitable, serene, unruffled

refulgent

lumnious, splendid

tyro

neophyte

vacillate

seesaw, fluctuate, oscillate

forgo

refrain from, renounce

luminous

radient, bright, reflugent, lustrous

oscillate

vibrate, vacillate

sporadic

intermittent, spasmodic

delectable

delicious, scrumptious

impecunious

penniless, impoverished, indigent

sequester

seculde, segregate, isolate, closet

laconic

terse, succinct, pithy, compact

omnipresent

ubiquitous, ever-present

panegyric

tribute, encomium, testimonal

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