50 terms

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Ponderous
Weighty (important decision)
Tantamount
Equivalent in effect or value
Acclaim
Applaud
Discriminating
Able to see differences
Morose
Ill-Humored; Sullen
Glacial
Very slowly
Execute
To carry out
Opulence
Extreme wealth
beguile
Charm; mislead
Rectify
Correct
Redundent
Unnecessary; repetitious
Disdain
Scorn (to dislike a lot)
Mitigate
Moderate
Parody
Humorous imitation; spoof
Novelty
Something new
Innovation
Change, introduction of something new
Lament
To grieve, express sorrow
Equivocal
Intentionally misleading
Virtiouso
Highly skilled artist
Abstemious
Limit in the amount eating and drinking
Aggregate
Total
Bolster
Support
Concise
Brief and compact
Divergent
Varying; going in different directions from the same point
Elegy
Poem or song expressing sorrow
Ignominy
Deep disgrace; shame
Orator
Public speaker
Profusion
excess
Quagmire
Soft wet boggy land
Ravenous
Extremely hungary
Ambivalence
The state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Candor
Open honesty
Deterrent
Hindrance (something that discourages)
Exhaustive
Thorough; comprehensive
Fastidious
Difficult to please
Gullible
Easily deceived
Heresy
Opinion contrary to popular belief
Inate
Arouse to action
Placate
Pacify (soothe)
Rancor
Hatred
Adulation
Admiration
Criterion
Standard used in judging
Egotism
Conceited
Inclusive
Tending to include all
Mercenary
Interested in money or gain
Perpetuate
Making something last; preserve from extinction
Rarefied
Made less dense; simplified
Stolid
Dull; Boring
Whimsical
Fanciful
Zealot
Fanatic