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1

Villatic

-- adjective

1) of or relating to the country or to a farm / rural.

2

Pierian (pahy-eer-ee-uh n)

-- adjective

1) of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration.

3

Tickety-boo (British Informal)

-- adjective

1) fine; OK: Everything is: Tickety-boo

4

Pièce de résistance

-- adjective

1) the most noteworthy or prized feature/aspect/etc. of something.

5

Remedial

-- adjective

1) intended to correct or improve something: remedial math.

6

Ballyhoo

-- noun

1) clamor or blatant advertising.

-- verb

2) to advertise or push by ballyhoo.

7

Pestilence

-- noun

1) disease or something that is considered harmful/destructive/evil.

8

Surrogate

-- noun / adjective

1) a substitute.

9

Heinous

-- adjective

1) hateful/odious/abominable/reprehensible: a heinous offense.

10

Amiss

-- adjective /adverb

1) improper; wrong; faulty:
-- I think something is amiss in your calculations.

-- Did I speak amiss?

11

Presumptuous

-- adjective

1) showing presumption or unwarrantedly/impertinently bold.

12

Messianic

-- adjective

1) relating to or having the qualities of a messiah.

13

Dialectic / Dialectical

-- adjective

1) relating to logical argumentation.

-- related forms
dialectically, adverb
nondialectic, adjective, noun

14

Reprobate

-- noun / adjective

1) a depraved/unprincipled/wicked: a drunken reprobate.

-- verb

1) to disapprove, condemn, or censure.

15

Ergo

-- conjunction

1) Therefore

16

Postulate

-- verb

1) to claim/assume as a basis for reasoning or arguing.

17

Sophisticate

-- verb

1) to alter or pervert something (as in sophistry): to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.

18

Bewilder

-- verb

1) to confuse or perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.

19

Requisition

-- noun

1) a formal demand for something to be done/given/supplied/etc.: The general issued a requisition to the townspeople for eight trucks.

20

Wax poetic

-- verb

1) speak in an increasingly enthusiastic and poetic manner.

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