Hit Parade Group 2

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  1. to lessen in intensity or degree
    abate (verb)
  2. an expression of praise
    accolade (noun)
  3. excessive praise; intense adoration
    adulation (noun)
  4. dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
    aesthetic (adj)
  5. to make better or more tolerable
    ameliorate (verb)
  6. one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
    ascetic (noun)
  7. greed, esp. for wealth
    avarice (noun)
  8. a universally recognized principle
    axiom (noun)
  9. to grow rapidly or flourish
    burgeon (verb)
  10. rustic and pastoral; characterisitc of rural areas and their inhabitants
    bucolic (adj)
  11. harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
    cacophony (noun)
  12. an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
    canon (noun)
  13. severe criticism or punishment
    castigation (noun)
  14. burning or stinging; causing corrosion
    caustic (adj.)
  15. wary; cautious; sparing
    chary (adj)
  16. appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
    cogent (adj)
  17. the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
    complaisance (noun)
  18. argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
    contentious (adj)
  19. regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
    contrite (adj)
  20. deserving blame
    culpable (adj)
  21. smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
    dearth (noun)
  22. to question or oppose
    demur (verb)
  23. intended to teach or instruct
    didactic (adj)
  24. cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
    discretion (noun)
  25. free of bias or self-interest; impartial
    disinterested (adj)
  26. expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or improvable principles
    dogmatic (adj)
  27. the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
    ebullience (noun)
  28. composed of elements drawn from various sources
    ecletic (adj)
  29. a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
    elegy (noun)
  30. soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying
    emollient (adj, noun)
  31. based on observation or experiment
    empirical (adj)
  32. mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
    enigmatic (adj), enigma (noun)
  33. brief; fleeting
  34. intended for or understood by a small, specific group
    esoteric (adj)
  35. to remove blame
    exonerate (verb)
  36. playful; humorous
    facetious (adj)
  37. an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
    fallacy (noun)
  38. marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
    furtive (adj)
  39. socialbe; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
    gregarious (adj)
  40. to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
    harangue (verb, noun)
  41. violating accepted dogma or convention
    heretical (adj.) (noun: heresy)
  42. lacking funds; without money
    impecunious (adj)
  43. beginning to come into being or to become apparent
    incipient (adj)
  44. unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
    inert (adj)
  45. harmless; causing no damage
    innocuous (adj)
  46. refusing to compromise
    intransigent (adj)
  47. to obtain by deception or flattery
    inveigle (verb)
  48. sad; sullen; melancholy
    morose (adj)
  49. evoking intense aversion or dislike
    odious (adj)
  50. impenetrable by light; not reflecting light
    opaque (adj)
  51. the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm
    oscillation (noun)
  52. penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
    penurious (adj)
  53. extremely harmful; potentially causing death
    pernicious (adj)
  54. to examine with great care
    peruse (verb)
  55. extremely reverent or devout; shoing strong religious devotion
    pious (adj)
  56. one that precedes and indicates or anounces another
    precursor (noun)
  57. to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
    preen (verb)
  58. abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
    prodigious (adj)
  59. producing large volumes or amounts; productive
    prolific (adj)
  60. to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
    putrefy (verb)
  61. to drink deeply
    quaff (verb)
  62. stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest
    quiescence (noun)
  63. awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
    redoubtable (adj)
  64. authoritatve permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to
    sanction (noun, verb)
  65. a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
    satire (noun)
  66. sordid; wretched and dirty from neglect
    squalid (adj)
  67. indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast
    stoic (adj)
  68. to take the place of; to supersede
    supplant (verb)
  69. lethargic; sluggish; dormant
    torpid (adj)
  70. existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
    ubiquitous (adj)
  71. sophisticated; refined; elegant
    urbane (adj)
  72. to defame; to characterize harshly
    vilify (verb)
  73. thick; sticky
    viscous (adj)
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Hit Parade Group 2
2011-10-28 04:39:00
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