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bombastic

given to pompous speech or writing

ebullience

intense enthusiasm

exorbitant

exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness

exuberant

full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy

embellish

to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate

flagrant

extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable

gratuitous

given freely; unearned; unneccessary

lavish

extravagant

lugubrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree

opulent

displaying great wealth

ornate

elaborately decorated

penchant

a strong inclination or liking

redundant

needlessly repetitive

ubiquitous

being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent

vicarious

felt or undergone as if one was taking place in the experience or feelings of other

vignette

a short scene or story

amalgam

a combination of diverse elements; a mixture

inundate

to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp

multifarious

diverse; various

multiplicity

state of being various or manifold; a great number

alleviate

to ease a pain or burden

ameliorate

to make something better; improve

beneficial

producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful

curative

able to heal or cure

palliatve

relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure

therapeutic

having or exhibiting healing powers

complement

something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection

epitome

a representative or example of a type

felicitous

admirably suited; apt

belie

to misrepresent

debunk

to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims

dubious

doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

duplicitous

deliberately deceptive

fabricate

to make up in order to decieve

fallacy

a false notion

mendacious

lying; untruthful

specious

having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false

ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

ambivalent

simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain

apathetic

feeling or showing little emotion

capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

equivocal

open to or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous

erratic

markedly inconsistent

impetuous

suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate

impetus

an impelling force or stimulus

sporadic

occurring at irregular intervals having no pattern or order in time

vacillate

to sway from one side to the other; oscillate

whimsical

characterized by whim; unpredictable

flag

to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop

jaded

worn out; wearied

prudence

acting or showing care or thought for the future

hospitality

the friendly and generous reception and entertainment or guests, visitors, or strangers

aloofness

cool and distant

derailed

diverting from its intended course

anticipated

expected or predicted

dictum

a short statement that expresses a general truth

respite

a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant

concessions

a thing that is granted, especially in response or demands

inquiry

an act of asking for information

inept

having or showing no skill; clumsy

viable

capable of working successfully

improbable

not likely to be true or happening

belligerence

aggressive or warlike behavior

aspersion

derogatory remark

indigence

poor; needy

tenacity

not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object

perfidy

deceitfulness; untrustworthy

deficient

not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient

obtrusive

noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way

elliptical

lacking a word or words, when the sense can be understood from contextual clues

credence

belief in or acceptance of something as true

irefutable

can not be disproved

disrepute

low regard

palpable

able to be touched or felt; tangible

diaphanous

light, delicate, and translucent

anomalous

deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected

dilettante

a person who cultivates an area of interest without real commitment or knowledge

iconoclast

a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions

purveyor

provide or supply as one's business

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