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abstruse - adj

difficult to understand

assonance - noun

a repetition of vowel sounds

beguile - verb

to cheat or decieve, usually through charm; also, to amuse

consonance - noun

when the consonant stops

dissolution - noun

separation into parts; the process of dissolving

expurgate - verb

to remove offensive words, ideas, or symbols; censor

fulminate - verb

to explode, either with sound or anger

tirade - noun

a long and bitter speech; diatribe

immutable- adj

unable to change

impostor - noun


insolvent - adj

unable to pay bills; bankrupt

intrinsic - adj

located within the very nature of an object or person; inherent

jaundice - noun

yellow color; or, envy or resentment

mollify - verb

lessen anger; soothe; placate

nurture - verb

provide care and support; nourish; train or educate

onerous - adj

burdensome; oppressive

platitude - noun

dull, trite statement

rotund - adj


specious - adj

having a false of misleading appearance; only seeming to be true

sublime - adj

of very special quality; noble

torpid - adj

sluggish; dull; lacking enthusiasm

unprecedented - adj

the first of its kind

validate - verb

confirm; corroborate; support; sanction

sangfroid - noun

calmness; coolness of behavior; composure

versatile - adj

having many talents or uses

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