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copious

plentiful; in large amounts

macrocosm

1. The universe 2. Any great whole

magnanimous

noble and generous

magnate

a wealthy, influential person

magnitude

greatness of importance or size

megalomania

a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance

polygamy

the system of having more than one spouse at a time

polygon

a flat shape with many straight sides

antebellum

of a period before a war

antecedent

a thing or event that precedes

anterior

coming before in position or time

avant-garde

ahead of the times, especially in the arts

vanguard

the foremost position, especially of an army or fleet

precept

a command

predestination

the belief that what happens in human life has already been determination by some higher power

preempt

to take possession of something before anyone else can do so

premonition

a warning in advance

preposterous

absurd

pretentious

showy

premier

first in time or importance

primate

an archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others; a member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans

prime

first in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time.

primeval

belonging to the first ages; ancient

primordial

original; fundamental

posterior

situated behind or at the back

posterity

future generations

posthumous

occurring or continuing after death

artifact

an object made by human beings

artifice

craftiness

artless

without deceit or cunning

artisan

a skilled crafts person

ode

a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object, or event

parody

a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music

rhapsody

speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm

incantation

the chanting or speaking of words seeming to have magical power

recant

to take back a formal statement or belief previously made

depict

to paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture

pictograph

a picture or drawing representing words or ideas

accrue

to come as a natural increase or advantage

crescendo

a gradual increase in sound, often referring to music

excrescence

abnormal growth or outgrowth

beneficence

doing good or causing good to be done; kindly action

efficacious

effective as a means or remedy

facile

acting, working, or proceeding with ease; fluent

facsimile

an exact copy of a book, painting, document, etc...

faction

a group or clique within a larger group, party, or government

mollify

to calm; to make gentler or softer in feeling

context

the parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning

pretext

a false reason put forward to conceal the true one

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