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25 terms

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