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adjective of or belonging to the period before the Flood.
very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
noun the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality: to consider an issue with candor.
verb (used with object), -based, -bas•ing.
to degrade in some way
to lower in rank, dignity, or significance: He wouldn't debase himself by doing manual labor.
verb (used without object), -at•ed, -at•ing.
to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion: to expatiate upon a theme. to speak or write elaborately or in great length
verb (used with object) to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably (usually followed by on or upon )to bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently(usually followed by in or into ): to foist political views in to a news story.
adjective beginning to exist or develop: the nascent republic. beginning to display signs of potential
adjective presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.
adjective Having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance. disreputable but charming
(a.) Going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding
(n.) Transcendental function
above and beyond
adjective of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness, lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness: theirwan attempts to organize the alumni. lacking vitality
- verb Employ endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something: "you can wheedle your way onto a court". Coax or persuade someone to do something.
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous; showing off in a vulgar manner
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid , cast off or disown, reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
elaborately or excessively ornamented, (adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy, flowery
arousing to action or rebellion, deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
(adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
Without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential
the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
reader; connected to context and purpose; previous knowledge, attitude, bias (in accordance to the rhetorical triangle)
The study of effective, persuasive language use; according to Aristotle, use of the "available means of persuasion"
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
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