20 terms

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apoplectic
(adj.) overcome with anger; extremely indignant
axiomatic
(adj.) taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
callous
(adj.) emotionally hardened, unfeeling; insensitive
copacetic
(adj.) very satisfactory or acceptable; fine
debacle
(n.) an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure
demagogue
(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power; rabble-rousing leader
ennui
(n.) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom, or apathy
jejune
(adj.) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; dull; immature, juvenile
malaise
(n.) a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness; a sense of unease, depression, queasiness
mellifluous
(adj.) Sweetly flowing or sounding
militant
(adj.) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n.) an activist
mores
(n.) accepted standards, manners, and customs of a social group; moral attitudes
pandiculation
(n.) the act of stretching and yawning
perdition
(n.) damnation; ruin; hell; (archaic) utter destruction
prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
protean
(adj.) able to change shape; displaying great variety
salacious
(adj.) obscene; lustful; erotic
superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
sycophant
(n.) a flatterer; one who fawns on others in order to gain favor; a yes-man
taradiddle
(n.) a fib; pretentious nonsense; a petty lie

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