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Accolade (n)

An expression of praise
An award

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Benign (adj)

Favorable, harmless

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Capricious (adj)

Inclined to change one's mind impulsively
Erratic; unpredictable

4

Denigrate (v)

Criticize unfairly, speak damagingly
Defame

5

Effusive (adj)

The expression of excessive emotion or enthusiasm
Excessively demonstrative ; overflowing

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Felicitous (adj)

Well chosen or suited for the circumstances
Delightful, pleasing

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Glib (adj)

Readily fluent, often insincerely
Lacking in depth; superficial


• glib talker

8

Heretical (adj)

Violating accepted conventions
Unorthodox

9

Impassive (adj)

Revealing no emotion or sensibility

10

Limn (v)

To draw, outline in detail

11

Mellifluous (adj)

Sweetly flowing, usually used to describe words or sounds
Pleasant to hear

12

Noisome (adj)

Offensive, especially to one's sense of smell, unpleasant

13

Obviate (v)

To anticipate and prevent or eliminate by effective measures
Render unnecessary

14

Parsimonious (adj)

Cheap, miserly, stingy
Unwilling to spend money

15

Recant (v)

To retract, especially a previously held belief

16

Sanction (n)

Authoritative permission or approval
A penalty intended to enforce compliance

17

Tenacity (n)

Persistent determination

18

Upbraid (v)

To scold, censure,
Find fault with....

19

Verisimilitude (n)

The appearance of being true or real

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Accretion (n)

Growth, increase by successive addition, building up