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20 terms

Word Smart Ch.3

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adamant
extremely stubborn
brusque
describing a rude
candor
openness
cavil
to nitpick
compelling
forceful and convincing
didactic
intended to insrtuct
disparage
to speak of in a negative way
emphatic
expressed with forceful speech
facetious
playfully humorous
frank
straightforward
fulminate
to explode
garrulous
tiresomely talkative
laconic
using few words; not talkative
lament
to express grief; to mourn; to regret
pejorative
describing words to belittle others
rapport
relationship of mutual trust and affinity
repartee
a swift and witty reply
tactic
implied but not expressed
trite
unoriginal overused
wry
dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony