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mellifluous
adj. flowing like honey
nascent
beginning to exist but likely to grow quickly
laudable
praiseworthy, meritorious
philistine
uncultured, uneducated person
lurid
adj. 1. causing shock or horror, gruesome 2. ghastly 3. glowing or shining with the glare of fire through a haze 4. sallow or pallid in color
oration
(public) speech, especially formal
intimation
implying or hinting, stating or making known
insuperable
adj. unconquerable (esp. of a problem); insurmountable; indomitable
largesse
n. 1. generous bestowal of gifts or money 2 gifts 3. generosity
junta
n. temporary ruling council after a coup
patent
1. adj. obvious, clear 2. n. government document recognising the originality of an invention
importune
v. beg, press, harass
incandescent
adj. 1. intensely bright 2. brilliant
mendicant
1. adj. begging (especially for religious reasons, asking for alms) 2. n. member of religious order; beggar
macrocosm
n. large-scale view of the world
sagacity
n. wisdom; sapience
implicate
1. to show to be involved esp. in a crime 2. imply
pulchritude
n. beauty
maxim
n. watchword, value to live by
ironic
adj. an example of irony; unexpected and coincidental
novel
adj. new, as yet unseen
indefatigable
(of a person's efforts) untiring, always energetic
importunate
pertinacious, annoyingly persistent
parochial
adj. limited in scope to a small community such as a church parish