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A shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval

Acclamation

1

Characteristic of the countryside; relating to shepherds and cowherd's; pastoral

Bucolic

2

To accuse falsely; to slander

Calumniate

3

Extremely cautious hesitant or slow; reserved

Chary

4

Secret agreement or cooperation

Collusion

5

A dabbler in the arts one who engages in an activity in an amateurish trifling way

Dilettante

6

Not easily excited; emotionally steady

Imperturbable

7

An enlargement, increase, addition

Increment

8

And authoritative command; formal order; authorization;

to issue such an order

Mandate

9

Insignificant, mean, inferior, trashy

Paltry

10

A sudden outburst; a spasm

Paroxysm

11

A display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details

Pedantry

12

The active traveling, especially on foot or to a foreign country

Peregrination

13

Fragrant; smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura

Redolent

14

Shining, radiant, splendid

Refulgent

15

A word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying

Shibboleth

16

A beginner; one with little or no background or skill

Tyro

17

Not stopping; maintaining steadily; never letting up; relentless

Unremitting

18

To change indecisively from one idea or course of action to another

Vacillate

19

Harshly abusive; severely scolding

Vituperative