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1

A person, thing, or agent that causes or speeds up a reaction or change without itself being changed;mechanism; vehicle; means

Catalyst

2

Vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people; terminology; lingo

Jargon

3

Showing sound judgement; sensible, wise, careful

Judicious

4

A minor weakness in character; fault; shortcoming

Foible

5

The act of blessing

Benediction

6

Trivial; silly; inconsequential; vain

Frivolous

7

Liveliness; willingness; eagerness; enthusiasm; readiness; zeal

Alacrity

8

To make a God of; to look upon or worship as a god; idolize; worship

Deify

9

Bloody and extensive slaughter; bloodshed; slaughter

Carnage

10

To push into motion; urge; force; propel; drive

Impel

11

An inscription on a tombstone; a brief comment about a deceased person

epitaph

12

To persist in talking continuously (on or about something); ramble; complain

Harp

13

Of or relating to the side; sideways

Lateral

14

Pale; faint of color; colorless

Pallid

15

Acting suddenly without thought; impulsive; rash

Impetuous