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Apotheosis

—noun

1) the ideal example: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.

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Acidulous

— adjective

1) sour or caustic: his acidulous criticism of the book.

— Related forms

sub·a·cid·u·lous, adjective

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Blithe

—adjective

1) cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.

—Related forms

blithe·ful, adjective
blithe·ful·ly, adverb
blithe·ly, adverb
blithe·ness, noun
o·ver·blithe, adjective

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Distend

—verb

1) to stretch: Habitual overeating had distended his stomach.

—Related forms

dis·tend·er, noun
o·ver·dis·tend, verb
un·dis·tend, verb (used with object)

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Florid

—adjective

1) excessively ornate: florid writing.

—Related forms

flo·rid·i·ty [flaw-rid-i-tee, fluh-] , flor·id·ness, noun
flor·id·ly, adverb
o·ver·flor·id, adjective
o·ver·flor·id·ly, adverb
o·ver·flor·id·ness, noun
un·flor·id, adjective

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Hoary

—adjective

1) very old: Please don't tell that hoary joke at dinner again tonight.

—Related forms

hoar·i·ly, adverb
hoar·i·ness, noun
un·hoar·y, adjective

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Imbue

—verb

1) to permeate: The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

—Related forms

im·bue·ment, noun
pre·im·bue, verb (used with object), pre·im·bued, pre·im·bu·ing.
un·im·bued, adjective

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Imprecation

—noun

1) a curse word.

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Impugn

—verb

1) to challenge as false.

—Related forms

im·pugn·a·ble, adjective
im·pugn·a·bil·i·ty, noun
im·pugn·er, noun
im·pugn·ment, noun
un·im·pugn·a·ble, adjective
un·im·pugned, adjective

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Innocuous

— adjective

1) harmless: an innocuous home remedy.

— Related forms

in·noc·u·ous·ly, adverb
in·noc·u·ous·ness, in·no·cu·i·ty [in-uh-kyoo-i-tee] , noun
un·in·noc·u·ous, adjective
un·in·noc·u·ous·ly, adverb
un·in·noc·u·ous·ness, noun

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Mirth

—noun

1) joy: the excitement and mirth of the holiday season.

—Related forms

mirth·less, adjective

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Nadir

—noun

1) the lowest point

—Related forms

na·dir·al, adjective

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Peripatetic

—adjective

1) moving from place to place.

—Related forms

per·i·pa·tet·i·cal·ly, adverb
per·i·pa·tet·i·cism [per-uh-puh-tet-uh-siz-uh m] , noun

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Politic

—adjective

1) diplomatic: a politic reply.

—Related forms

pol·i·tic·ly, adverb
o·ver·pol·i·tic, adjective
pre·pol·i·tic, adjective
pseu·do·pol·i·tic, adjective
qua·si-pol·i·tic, adjective

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Quintessence

—noun

1) the purest essence.

—Related forms

quin·tes·sen·tial [kwin-tuh-sen-shuh l] , adjective

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Pugilism

—noun

1) boxing.

-- Related forms
pugilistic, adjective

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Quixotic

—adjective

1) impractical or overly optimistic.

—Related forms

quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
half-quix·ot·ic, adjective
half-quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·quix·ot·ic, adjective
un·quix·ot·i·cal, adjective
un·quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Solecism

—noun

1) a grammatical error.

—Related forms

sol·e·cist, noun
sol·e·cis·tic, sol·e·cis·ti·cal, adjective
sol·e·cis·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Trepidation

—noun

1) anxiety.

—Related forms

trep·i·da·tious, adjective
trep·i·da·tious·ly, adverb

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Turpitude

—noun

1) inherent corruptness.

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