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  1. redoubtable
    awe-inspiring; worthy of honor; commanding or evoking of respect

    Synonyms: awesome, brave, courageous,

    I have no doubt that the candidate is redoubtable and will gain everyones vote.
  2. sanction
    authorative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to

    The sanction against the football program was finally lifted after 2 years.
  3. satire
    a literary work that ridicules or criticizes human vice through humor

    Synonyms: parody, mockery

    The Simpsons is a satire of the stereotypical American family.
  4. squalid
    sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect

    His girlfriend was shocked when she saw the squalid kitchen with squirmy worms crawling over the food.
  5. supplant
    to take the place of; supersede; replace

    The supply of phones will soon be supplanted with iphones.
  6. torpid
    lethargic; sluggish; dormant

    After being and drinking in the sun all day, I always am torpid and want to go to bed.
  7. ubiquitous
    existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread

    Synonyms: all-over, everywhere, omnipresent, pervasive,ubiquitary, universal, wall-to-wall

    The bites from the ubiquitous mosquitos are inevitable in the rain seasons.
  8. urbane
    sophisticated; refind; elegant

    Urban neighborhoods do not have very urbane houses.
  9. vilify
    to defame; to characterize harshly

    Synonyms: bad-mouth, blister, censure, denounce, disparage,

    Lindsey Lohan is being vilified for her drug addictions.
  10. aver
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert

    Avery averred that she was a lesbo to her family.
  11. bolster
    to provide support or reinforcement

    Bob's thought that he was becoming bald was bolstered when he found all of his hair in the sink.
  12. eccentric
    departing from norms or convention

    Synonyms:aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, capricious

    The eccentric style of the clothing store made it go out of business.
  13. endemic
    characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people

    The country accent is endemic of Texas.
  14. evanescent
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing

    Evanescence made their name from the word evanescent because their music has completely disappeared.
  15. fervent
    greatly emotional or zealous

    Synonyms:animated, ardent,

    The fireman was very fervent as he escaped from the fire.
  16. fortuitous
    happening by accident or chance; fortunate

    It was fortuitous that my fortune of winning the lottery came true.
  17. germane
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

    In german class it was completely not germane that it was taught by a chinese person.
  18. grandiloquence
    pompous speech or expression

    Synonyms: boastful, claptrap, eloquence, fustian,grandiosity, magniloquence, orotundity, rant,turgidity

    I prefer a more informal style, so I was a bit put off by grandiloquence of the author's writing
  19. hackneyed
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

    Synonyms: clichéd, conventional, corny, everyday,

    I am really tired of the hackneyed use of the word homeboy.
  20. halcyon
    calm and peaceful

    The hawk looked very halcyon as he flew over the mountains.
  21. hedonism
    devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses

    Hank fondly remembered his years of hedonism when all that mattered was getting head.
  22. hegemony
    the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others

    Synonyms: authority, command, leadership, power,predominance

    I hope Obama's hegemony over our country will soon be over.
  23. idolatrous
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something

    After winning American Idol, he found that some fans were weirdly idolatrous towards him.
  24. impassive
    revealing no emotion

    It is important to remain impassive when playing poker.
  25. imperturbable
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness

    Synonyms: assured, complacent, hard as nails

    I couldn't believe he was so imperturbable even though we were surrounded by the cutest puppies.

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