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McMaster Power Word List 1

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iconoclast
one who attacks common beliefs or institutions
amenable
disposed or willing to comply
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
onerous
burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
voracious
devouring or craving food in great quantities
dogmatic
inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true
rhetoric
study of the technique and rules for using language effectively
analogous
similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
hamper
prevent the progress or free movement of
compliant
yielding, submissive
expedite
speed up the progress of
flout
treat with contemptuous disregard
embellish
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
halcyon
idyllically calm and peaceful
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
impolitic
imprudent; unwise
accost
to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
sanctimonious
acting morally superior, holier-than-thou
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