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acronym

words formed from the first letters of several words

amortize

to get rid of, or kill

billingsgate

swear words

brogue

a thick irish accent

didactic

the need to instruct people

effete

exhausted of fertility

holocaust

complete destruction by fire

jargon

confused unintelligible language

obsequious

excessively willing to obey or overly servile

tawdry

showy, tasteless, cheap

vapid

dull, and unexciting

bucolic

pertaining to farm life

canard

assertions or implications that seem credible because of the way they are presented, but not true

curate

one who takes care of souls

genuflect

bending his knee in reverential respect to the altar and all that it signifies

grovel

to lie prone, to beg

mellifluous

sweet, pleasant to the ear

mollify

to appease or mitigate

monolithic

one massive undifferentiated whole

obelisk

foursided monolithic pillar

procrastinate

setting of to a different day

saturnine

sluggish, gloomy, or sullen

symposium

a conference

adumbrate

to outline faintly

emancipate

to take out of the hand, to set free

halcyon

calm peaceful happy

hyperbole

obvious exaggeration

lachrymal

anything that is sad, or melancholy

piquant

pleasantly tart, sharp, biting, pungent

pogrom

an organized massacre

poignant

painfully moving

polemic

the art of controversy

salubrious

healthful or beneficial

solecism

bad grammar

tautology

a redundancy, or needless repetition

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