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acclamation

n

a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
S: ovation
A: jeers
Jerry received several ACCLIMATIONS for helping the children in Africa.

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bucolic

adj

characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
S: rustic
A: metropolitan
A "city guy" is not acclimated to BUCOLIC conditions.

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calumniate

v

to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
S: libel
A: flatter
Don't CALUMNIATE me for something you have done.

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chary

adj

extremely cautious, hesitant, slow, reserved, diffident
S: skittish
A: incautious
"CHARY people never get any real things done, so be bold!" Jerome said.

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collusion

n

secret agreement or cooperation
S: conspiracy
The partygoers had a COLLUSION about plans for the surprise party.

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dilletante

n/adj

(n) a dabbler in the arts, one who is an amateur in an activity (adj) superficial
S: amateur
A: professional
Sherri, a businesswoman, is also a DILETTANTE in theatre.

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imperturbable

adj

not easily excited, emotionally steady
S: unexcitable
A: excitable
In the room of crying people, the IMPERTURBABLE Kevin stayed normal.

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increment

n

an enlargement, increase, addition
S: increase
A: reduction
Due to the INCREMENTS in taxes, some things had to be cut in order to meet the budget.

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mandate

n

(n) a command, authorization
(v) to issue such an order
S: directive
A: ban
The latest MANDATE set a curfew of 11pm.

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paltry

adj

trifling, insignificant, mean, despicable, inferior, trashy
S: meager
A: gigantic
Don't be concerned with PALTRY things such as the average amount of arms a person has.

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paroxysm

n

a sudden outburst, a spasm, convulsion
S: seizure

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pedantry

n

a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details
S: nit-picking
The math teacher had a PEDANTRY of mathematics that included statistics no one had ever heard of.

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peregrination

n

the act of traveling, an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
S: journey
I embarked on a PEREGRINATION to Canada.

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redolent

adj

fragrant, smelling strongly, tending to arouse memories or create an aura
S: aromatic
A: odorless
Yankee Candle stores are full of FRAGRANT odors.

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refulgent

adj

shining, radiant, resplendent
S: splendid
A: dim
Las Vegas has lights that make the night REFULGENT.

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shibboleth

n

a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
S: slogan
Live by the SHIBBOLETH "Be bold!"

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tyro

n

a beginner, novice; one with little or no background and skill
S: neophyte
A: expert
I am a TYRO at mechanics, I have no idea what do do in relation to that.

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unremitting

adj

not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
S: oscillate
A: persevere
The UNREMITTING tornado destroyed the town without relenting.

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vituperative

adj

harshly abusive, severely scolding
S: abusive
A: flattering

Don't be so VITUPERATIVE with me; I am innocent!