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46 terms

Ballard 6.1

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acclaim
welcome with approval; applaud loudly
encomium
speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy; panegyric
eulogize
praise; extol; laud; glorify
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
expressing praise; eulogistic
plaudit
applause; enthusiastic praise; acclaim
calumnious
falsely and maliciously accusing; slanderous; defamatory
derogatory
expressing low esteem; belittling; disparaging
imputation
charge (usually unjust or false); insinuation; accusation
libel
false and defamatory printed statement
malign
speak evil of; vilify; traduce
slander
false and defamatory spoken statement; calumny
stigma
mark of disgrace
coup d'etat
sudden violent, or illegal overthrow of a government
détente
a relaxing, as of strained relations between nations
entente
understanding or agreement between government
laissez-faire
absence of government interference or regulation
lettre de cachet
sealed letter ordering the imprisonment without trial a person
premier
prime minister
rapprochement
establishment or state of cordial relations; coming together
regime
system of government rule
avant-garde
experimentalists or innovators in any art
bas-relief
carving or sculpture in which the figures project only from the background
denouement
Solution of the plot in a play, story, etc.; outcome; end
encore
repetition of a performance in response to the demand from an audience
genre
kind; sort; category
repertoire
stock of plays, operas, etc., that a company/performer is prepared to perform
vignette
short verbal description; small, graceful literary sketch
a la carte
according to the bill of fare; dish by dish; with a stated price for each dish
aperitif
alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer
cuisine
style of cooking or preparing food
demitasse
small cup for, or of, black coffee
entrée
main dish at lunch or dinner
piéce de résistance
main dish
concord
agreement (antonym: discord)
concur
to agree
dogmatic
stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs
fastidious
carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please
intransigence
refusal to moderate a position or to compromise
jocular
characterized by or given to joking
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
arboreal
relating to/resembling a tree or trees
invocation
a call(usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration
stratify
to layer/separate into layers
variegated
having streaks/patches of a different color; multicolored
verdant
green with vegetation