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(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
misapplication of a word, especially in a mixed metaphor, strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as 'blatant' to mean 'flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: 'blind mouths')
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
to defeat; to keep from gaining some end; a thin sheet of metal; a light fencing sword; a person or thing serving as a contrast to another
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food;comfort and ease; (n.) a person with discriminating taste
fairness, a condition in which people receive from a relationship in proportion to what they give to it
extreme (sometimes chauvinistic) patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
to reduce from a general to a particular or restricted from. describe. possible- explaining the meaning of
the behavior that treats someone as a celebrity, either respectfully honoring or fawning adoration
Groups lacking desirable traits are excluded from society. These groups include poor, uneducated, undesirable color and language. These groups will stay on the margin of acceptance by society unless there is social intervention.
n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator. foremost
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over, run or move very quickly or hastily, cause to lose courage, hurl or thrust violently, add an enlivening or altering element to
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred, desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
instinctive; relating to the internal organs. obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
(n.) agreement, harmony; (v.) to agree, be in harmony or bring into harmony; to grant, bestow on
lacking finish or polish, conspicuously and tastelessly indecent, not refined or processed, lacking tact or taste
the act or means of getting rid of something, a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing, attitude or mood, personality
a legal right to use and derive profit from property belonging to someone else provided that the property itself is not injured in any way
a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects or abilities
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