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1

a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a relationship, connection

affinity

2

peevish or irritable, sickeningly unpleasant

bilious

3

closely related in origin, essential nature, or function

such a person

cognate

4

a proposition that follows from one already proven; a natural consequence or result

resultant or consequent

corollary

5

a blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which further progress is impossible; an impasse

cul-de-sac

6

valor or heroism; daring deeds or exploits (often used to poke fun at false heroics)

derring-do

7

the art or act of predicting the future or discovering hidden knowledge

divination

8

a potion once thought capable of curing all ills and maintaining life indefinitely

elixir

9

foolish talk, ideas, or procedures; nonsense; a trifle

folderol

10

an entire range or series

gamut

11

the common people, the masses

hoi polloi

12

not expressible in words, too great or sacred to be uttered

ineffable

13

laborious, study or thought, especially at night; the results of such work

lucubration

14

relating to or designed to assist the memory

a device to aid the memory

mnemonic

15

public abuse indicating strong approval or censure; the disgrace resulting from such treatment

obloquy

16

a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary

parameter

17

a learned person; one who gives authoritative opinions

pundit

18

pertaining to laughter; able or inclined to laugh; laughable

risible

19

typically or characteristic; being or concerned with a symptom of a disease

symptomatic

20

an about-face, a complete reversal

volte-face