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accolade
a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
acrimony
bitterness
angst
an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
anomaly
abnormality
antidote
a remedy that stops or control the effects of poison
avant-garde
ahead of the times, especially in the arts
baroque
having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
bona fide
not counterfeit or copied
bourgeois
a member of the middle class; belonging to the middle class
boondoggle
work of little or no value done merely to look busy
bravado
a swaggering show of courage
brogue
a thick and heavy shoe; a strong dialectal accent
brusque
rudely abrupt
byzantine
highly involved or intricate
cacophony
a loud harsh or strident noise
camaraderie
trust among friends
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
carte blanche
authority with no bounds
Catch-22
a lose lose situation
caustic
sarcastic
charisma
charm
cloying
excessively sweet or sentimental
déjà vu
the experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before
dichotomy
a division into two parts
dilettante
showing frivolous or superficial interest
élan
enthusiastic vigor or liveliness
disheveled
in disarray
ennui
boredom
epitome
a typical example
equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress
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