20 terms

McMaster Power Words List 4

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covert
secret or hidden
reverent
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
digress
lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
truculent
aggressively hostile
coagulate
transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
protuberance
something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
recant
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
tacit
indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
incipient
beginning to exist or appear
volatile
an unstable substance
neologism
a newly invented word or phrase
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
ennui
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
mundane
commonplace
dearth
an insufficient quantity or number
laudable
worthy of high praise
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
odious
unequivocally detestable
commiserate
to feel or express sympathy or compassion