20 terms

McMaster Power Words List 5

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admonish
warn strongly
anomalous
deviating from the general or common order or type
banal
obvious and dull
glib
having only superficial plausibility
dormant
not active but capable of becoming active
euphoria
a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
frugal
avoiding waste
insular
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
obtuse
slow to learn or understand
phlegmatic
showing little emotion
renege
fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
secular
concerning those not members of the clergy
zealot
a fervent and even militant proponent of something
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
sanguinary
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
extol
praise, glorify, or honor
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
bellicose
having or showing a ready disposition to fight
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
verbose
using or containing too many words