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Terms in this set (12)
"abnegation of political lawmaking power"
"people capable of abnegation and unselfishness"
the act of renouncing or rejecting something.
renunciation, rejection, refusal, abandonment
self-denial, self-sacrifice, abstinence, asceticism
"they beseeched him to stay"
ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
"a capricious and often brutal administration"
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable
"when one despot is deposed for another, the cycle of repression continues"
a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
tyrant, oppressor, dictator
"the man was unable to express empathy and felt no sadness when his friends dog died"
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
"his flagrant bad taste"
"the slogan on his shirt was flagrant and offended everyone that saw it"
(of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
blatant, glaring, obvious
"the glint of dark, malevolent eyes"
"the malevolent politician often took money from the poor to buy cars"
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
malicious, hostile, evil-minded
"an emollient face cream caused her face to always feel soft"
"formulated with rich emollients to soften the skin"
having the quality of softening or soothing the skin.
a preparation that softens the skin.
moisturizer, cream, lotion, oil
"he found his gardening duties increasingly onerous with the storms"
(of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
burdensome, arduous, strenuous, difficult
"some famous people are known for their pithy sayings"
(of language or style) concise and forcefully expressive.
succinct, terse, concise, compact, short
"he is sanguine about prospects for the global economy"
"he is sanguine about the advance of technology"
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
optimistic, bullish, hopeful, buoyant, positive, confident
"he was a vociferous opponent of the takeover"
(especially of a person or speech) vehement (passionate) or clamorous(loud).
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