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Lampoon

Parody

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration

2

Euphony

Pleasant sounding

3

Subplot

Secondary plot

4

Caustic

Stinging or bitter remark

5

Crystallize

Settle

6

Osmosis

Absorption

7

Sedentary

Settled

8

Virulent

Toxic, poisonous

9

Empirical

Practical experience, not theory, experimental

10

Entomology

Study of insects

11

Gestate

Conceive and develop in the mind

12

Lucrative

Profitable

13

Avarice

Excessive greed

14

Glut

Plethora

15

Surfeit

Surplus

16

Destitute

Impoverished

17

Munificent

Very generous

18

Parsimonious

Excessively cheap

19

Remunerate

Compensate

20

Accord

Formal agreement

21

Triumvirate

Group of three leaders

22

Pretext

Excuse

23

Watershed

Critical turning point

24

Despot

Autocrat, dictator

25

Manifesto

Public declaration of beliefs

26

Enfranchise

To receive the right to vote

27

Egalitarian

Belief in equality

28

Demarcation

To set or mark boundaries

29

Inquisition

Severe interrogation

30

Contiguous

Sharing an edge or boundary, touching

31

Dessicate

Dry, arid

32

Pertinent

Relevant and concise

33

Complicity

Conspiracy

34

Exculpate

Exonerate, free from blame

35

Precedent

Action that serves as an example

36

Unprecedented

Without a previous example

37

Malfeasance

Misconduct by a public official

38

Arrest

To bring to a stop

39

Gravity

Serious situation

40

Precipitate

Result or outcome of an action

41

Relief

Elevation of a land surfavr

42

Check

To restrain, contain

43

Flag

To become weak, to lose interest

44

Discriminating

Selective

45

Eclipse

Overshadow, surpass

46

Coin

To devise a new word or phrase

47

Stock

Stereotypical, formulaic

48

Currency

General acceptance or use

49

Bent

Strong tendency, inclination

50

Court

To attempt to gain the support of a person or group

51

Negotiate

Successfully travel around an obstacle

52

Temper

To soften, moderate

53

Pedestrian

Ordinary

54

Cavalier

Arrogant attitude

55

Sanction

Official approval/disapproval of an action

56

Compromise

To reduce quality or value

57

Channel

To direct along a route

58

Lambaste

Denounce, strongly criticize

59

Quiescent

Inactive, very quiet

60

Lurid

Sensational, shocking

61

Pugnacious

Aggressive

62

Belligerent

Truculent, eager to fight

63

Propitiate

Appease

64

Elan

Great enthusiasm

65

Perfunctory

Performed in a mechanical, spiritless manner

66

Aplomb

Assurance, confidence

67

Opacity

Dense, hard to understand

68

Craven

Cowardly

69

Venal

Corrupt

70

Licentious

Depraved, corrupt

71

Debauched

Immoral, corrupt, dissolute

72

Extraneous

Superfluous, unnecessary

73

Duplicitous

Deliberate deceptiveness

74

Profligate

Wasteful

75

Epiphany

Sudden realisation

76

Insidious

Sneaky, devious

77

Inane

Empty

78

Vapid

Vacuous, lacking purpose

79

Harbinger

Omen

80

Presage

Portent, omen

81

Beleaguer

Harass, beset with problems

82

Burgeon

To rapidly grow and expand

83

Imperious

Domineering and arrogant

84

Petulant

Moody, cranky

85

Complaisant

Agreeable, amiable

86

Intransigent

Intractable, stubborn

87

Redolent

Aromatic

88

Chicanery

Deception, subterfuge

89

Conundrum

Difficult problem, dilemma

90

Slight

Insult

91

Capitulate

Surrender

92

Apocryphal

Of questionable authenticity

93

Magisterial

Authoritative, dominant

94

Pliable

Malleable, plasticity

95

Chagrin

Displeasure

96

Obstreperous

Noisy, boisterous, disorderly

97

Extemporize

Improvise

98

Myriad

Numerous

99

Ungainly

Awkward, clumsy

100

Dilatory

Habitually late

101

Vituperative

Bitter criticism

102

Discordant

Disharmony

103

Perfidious

Treacherous, traitorous

104

Proliferation

To rapidly increase

105

Indomitable

Resolute, determined

106

Moribund

Approaching death

107

Nuance

Slight difference

108

Flippant

Treating serious matters lightly

109

Facetious

Flippant, treating serious matters lightly

110

Credulous

Gullible

111

Florid

Flowery, excessively ornate

112

Excoriating

Scathing, strong disapproval

113

Interloper

Inturder

114

Cerebral

Intellectual

115

Visceral

Instinctive, accustomed

116

Nonplussed

Puzzled, confounded

117

Ignominious

Disgraceful, shameful

118

Idiosyncrasy

A trait peculiar to an individual, quirk

119

Censorious

Captious, critical

120

Consternation

Dismay, distress

121

Edify

Didactic, instructive

122

Effusive

Unrestrained praise

123

Prolific

Productive

124

Peripheral

Marginal, of secondary importance

125

Obfuscate

Deliberately confuse

126

Flummox

To confuse, perplex

127

Spate

A large number or amount

128

Ineffable

A feeling that cannot be put into words

129

Histrionic

Overwrought, excessively dramatic

130

Placate

To soothe or calm

131

Eschew

To avoid

132

Stopgap

A temporary solution

133

Flotsam

Floating wreckage

134

Restitution

Compensating for a loss

135

Sullen

Surly, churlish, Ill-tempered, rude

136

Execrable

Odious, repugnant, repulsive

137

Prescient

Discerning, perspicacious, insightful

138

Eclectic

Diverse

139

Vertiginous

Dizziness

140

Arcane

Esoteric

141

Supercilious

Haughty and arrogant

142

Cupidity

Excessive greed

143

Underwrite

To assume financial responsibility for a project

144

Discomfited

To make uneasy

145

Sinecure

A job that provides income but requires little work

146

Lugubrious

Sad and mournful music

147

Cosmopolitan

Worldly, sophisticated

148

Parochial

Provincial, narrow-minded

149

Provincial

Limited, isolated from the mainstream

150

Insular

Isolated from the mainstream, unique

151

Fecund

Productive, fruitful

152

Guile

Treacherous cunning, deceit, slyness

153

Sanguine

Optimistic

154

Scintillating

Shining, brilliant

155

Pristine

Clean and pure

156

Rampant

Unrestrained

157

Pernicious

Destructive, injurious

158

Oblivious

Unaware

159

Refractory

Stubborn, disobedient

160

Garrulous

Loquacious, verbose, talkative

161

Loquacious

Talkative

162

Convivial

Fun-loving

163

Brusque

Curt, abrupt, surly

164

Tepid

Lukewarm, mild

165

Solicitous

Showing great care, attentive, worrier

166

Disingenuous

Not candid, insincere

167

Venerate

Revere, respect

168

Contentious

Quarrelsome

169

Preclude

To rule out, to make impossible

170

Compunction

Remorse

171

Contrition

Sincere and deep regret

172

Axiom

A statement universally accepted a strue; a maxim