Hit Parade 2b

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Disinterested

free of bias or self-interest; impartial

Dogmatic

expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or improvable principles

Ebullience

the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings

Eclectic

composed of elements drawn from various sources

Elegy

a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead

Emollient

soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh mollifying; an agent that softens or smooths the skin

Empirical

based on observation or experiment

Enigmatic

mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand

Ephemeral

brief; fleeting

Esoteric

intended for or understood by a small, specific group

Eulogy

a speech honoring the dead

Exonerate

to remove blame

Facetious

playful; humorous

Fallacy

an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief

Furtive

marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious

Gregarious

sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people

Harangue

to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech

Heretical

violating accepted dogma or convention

Hyperbole

an exaggerate statement, often used as a figure of speech

Impecunious

lacking funds; without money

Incipient

beginning to come into being or to become apparent

Inert

unmoving; lethargic; sluggish

Innocuous

harmless; causing no damage

Intransigent

refusing to compromise

Inveigle

to obtain by deception or flattery

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