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acronym
words formed from the first letters of several words
amortize
to get rid of, or kill
billingsgate
swear words
brogue
a thick irish accent
didactic
the need to instruct people
effete
exhausted of fertility
holocaust
complete destruction by fire
jargon
confused unintelligible language
obsequious
excessively willing to obey or overly servile
tawdry
showy, tasteless, cheap
vapid
dull, and unexciting
bucolic
pertaining to farm life
canard
assertions or implications that seem credible because of the way they are presented, but not true
curate
one who takes care of souls
genuflect
bending his knee in reverential respect to the altar and all that it signifies
grovel
to lie prone, to beg
mellifluous
sweet, pleasant to the ear
mollify
to appease or mitigate
monolithic
one massive undifferentiated whole
obelisk
foursided monolithic pillar
procrastinate
setting of to a different day
saturnine
sluggish, gloomy, or sullen
symposium
a conference
adumbrate
to outline faintly
emancipate
to take out of the hand, to set free
halcyon
calm peaceful happy
hyperbole
obvious exaggeration
lachrymal
anything that is sad, or melancholy
piquant
pleasantly tart, sharp, biting, pungent
pogrom
an organized massacre
poignant
painfully moving
polemic
the art of controversy
salubrious
healthful or beneficial
solecism
bad grammar
tautology
a redundancy, or needless repetition