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AP Lang vocab 7

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Smarmy
adj. a person who smears phony charm in attempts to flatter
Servile
adj. someone willing to act as a slave for payment
Obsequious
adj. falsely humble behavior
Blandishment
n. the act of flattering
Minion
n. a person who unquestioningly serves another
Henchman
n. minion
Fulsome
adj. offensively insecure
Wheedle
v. flattery to acheive a desired end
Bombast
n. padded speech
Pontificate
v. to speak in an over authorative manner
Stentorian
adj. Extremely loud speech
panegyric
n. a speech of praise
eulogy
n. speech made at a funeral
Histrionic
adj. relating to an actor or acting
grandiloquence
n. denotating pompus speech
embellish
v. to decorate
ruse
n. sneaky plan
Guile
n. deceit
Clandestine
adj. describe something done secretly to hide a master plan
Surreptitious
adj. sneaky
innuendo
n. subtle or indirect expression
subterfuge
n. to escape secretly
finagle
v. to take by dishonest means
testimonial
n. a spoken or writen statement of tribute
sermonize
v. for a speach or writing that is inappropriately a seremon
furtive
adj. sneaky or shifty
bamboozie
v. to decieve
temporize
v. to act evasively in order to gain time or avoid an argument
Fawn
the display of affection designed as a tradeoff for favor
toady
n. an obvious flatterer