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Flashcards in Praising a Person or Thing Deck (27):
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linchpin

pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on;a central cohesive source of support and stability

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assiduous

marked by care and persistent effort

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marquee

permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.; large and often sumptuous tent

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unflagging

unceasing; showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

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tour de force

physical energy or intensity; a powerful effect or influence; a group of people having the power of effective action

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dispassionate

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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arresting

commanding attention

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exemplar

something to be imitated

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deftness

skillful performance or ability without difficulty

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messianic

of or relating to a messiah promising deliverance

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pantheon

group of especially notable people

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fulcrum

the pivot about which a lever turns

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indefatigable

showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

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cogency

the quality of being logically valid; persuasive relevance

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magnanimity

liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

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estimable

deserving of respect or high regard; deserving of esteem and respect; may be computed or estimated

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largesse

liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit; a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

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seminal

pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen;containing seeds of later development

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gravitas

formality in bearing and appearance

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Olympian

far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters;

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equanimity

steadiness of mind under stress

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ennoble

give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility; confer dignity or honor upon

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prescience

the power to foresee the future

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trenchant

clearly or sharply defined to the mind;characterized by or full of force and vigor; having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

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sagacious

skillful in statecraft or management; acutely insightful and wise

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quintessence

the most typical example or representative of a type; the purest and most concentrated essence of something;

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verve

an energetic style