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McMaster Power Words list 7

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prolific
abundant
elicit
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
narcissism
an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
distend
to swell
coda
concluding part of a literary or musical composition; something that summarizes or concludes
sullen
bad tempered or gloomy
indolent
lazy
coagulate
change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
digress
lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
diffident
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
didactic
instructive (especially excessively)
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
lucid
(of language) transparently clear
sedulous
marked by care and persistent effort
malevolence
wishing evil to others
charlatan
a flamboyant deceiver
buttress
a support usually of stone or brick
extol
praise, glorify, or honor
quash
put down by force or intimidation
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind