princeton vocab week 3

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princeton vocab week 3
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  1. to make beautiful by ornamenting; to decorate
    embellish
  2. describing flowery or elaborate speech
    florid
  3. exhibiting a display of great wealth
    opulent
  4. elaborately decorated
    ornate
  5. describing a showy or pretentious display
    ostentatious
  6. profoundly moving; touching
    poignant
  7. intense enthusiasm
    ebullience
  8. emotionally unrestrained; gushy
    effusive
  9. conspiciously bad or offensive
    egregious
  10. extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
    flagrant
  11. wildly excited or active
    frenetic
  12. given freely; unearned; unwarranted
    gratuitous
  13. extra; unnecessary
    superfluous
  14. to ease a pain or a burden
    alleviate
  15. a place of retreat or security
    asylum
  16. favorable; promising
    auspicious
  17. well-meaning; generous
    benevolent
  18. kind and gentle
    benign
  19. (adj.) softening and soothing
    (n.) something that softens or sooths
    emollient
  20. to calm or soothe
    mollify
  21. the act of making something useful again
    reclamation
  22. to give official authorization or approval
    sanction
  23. doubtful; of unikely authenticity
    dubious
  24. made; concocted in order to decieve
    fabricated
  25. the practice of pretending to be something one is not; insincerity
    hypercrisy

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