Sunday, September 7, 2014


  1. ACCOLADE(noun): any award, honor, or laudatory notice.
  2. ACERBITY(noun): sourness, with roughness or astringency of taste.
  3. ATTRITION(noun): a reduction or decrease in numbers, size or strength.
  4. BROMIDE(noun): a person who's is platitudinous(flat, dull) and boring; a platitudinous or trite saying.
  5. CHAUVINIST(noun): a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory; a person who believes one gender is superior to the other, as a male chauvinist or a female chauvinist.
  6. CHRONIC(adj.): constan; habitual; inveterate; continuing a long time or reoccurring frequently.
  7. EXPOUND(verb): to set forth or state in detail; to explain, interpret.
  8. FACTIONALISM(noun): the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested.
  9. IMMACULATE(adj.): free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean; free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled.
  10. IMPRECATION(noun): a curse; malediction(utterance of a curse).
  11. INELUCTABLE(adj.): incapable of being evaded; inescapable.
  12. MERCURIAL(adj.): changeable; volatile(evaporating rapidly); fickle(likely to change); flighty; erratic(having no certain or definite course); quick-witted.
  13. PALLIATE(verb): to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate; to try to conceal the gravity of an offense by excuses, apologies, etc..
  14. PROTOCOL(noun): the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence and etiquette; an original draft, minute, or record from which a document, especially a treaty, is prepared.
  15. RESPLENDENT(adj.): shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid.
  16. STIGMATIZE(verb): to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon.
  17. SUB ROSA(noun): confidentially; secretly; privately.
  18. VAINGLORY(noun):excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc..; boastful vanity; empty pomp(stately display) or show.
  19. VESTIGE(noun): a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence; a surviving evidence or remainder of some condition, practice, etc..
  20. VOLITION(noun): the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing; a choice or decision made by the will.

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