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bombastic

boasting

exorbitant

extravagant

extol

to praise highly

ignominy

disgrace

opulent

displaying great wealth

effacement

the act of making oneself/something inconspicuous or insignificant

consecration

the act of declaring something sacred or venerable

insurrectionist

someone who revolts against authority

corrective

intended to correct

corollary

something that naturally follows, accompanies or parallels

mitigate

to make less severe, harsh, hostile

dogmatic

characterized by the expression of opinions strongly as if they were facts

gerrymandering

dividing voting districts in order to give a political party/politician an advantage

denizen

one that frequents a place

scourge

an instrument of punishment or criticism

incumbent

an elected official who has yet to take office

paucity

smallness of number

anathema

curse, vigorous denunciation or someone/thing that is cursed, loathed or denounced

equivocal

unable to make a definite statement or decision

impetuous

impulsive and unpredictable

mendacious

untruthful

specious

sounding true but actually false

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