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  1. acoustics
    the quality of sound
  2. alimentary
    relating to good and nourishment
  3. ameliorate
    to make better; to lessen pain
  4. antagonism
    hatred or hostility
  5. appease
    to make tranquil or quiet; specially by giving into anothers demand; pacify
  6. austere
    having great economy; showing self-control
  7. bellicose
    of a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight
  8. braggart
    one who boasts a great deal
  9. carp
    to find fault; to be critical
  10. circumlocution
    speaking in circles; round-about speech
  11. complacent
    self-satisfied; ----smug----
  12. congenial
    compatible; sympathetic
  13. contentious
    quarrelsome; belligerent
  14. culinary
    having to do with cooking; preparing meals
  15. deride
    to ridicule or make fun of; to scoff at
  16. diffuse
    spread out; not concise; wordy
  17. disputatious
    likely to dispute or argumentative
  18. eloquence
    artful ease with speaking
  19. esteem
    to value highly; to have great regard for
  20. exalt
    to praise or glorify; to lift up in status, dignity or power
  21. fleeting
    short-lived
  22. gregarious
    sociable, outgoing
  23. impassioned
    filled with passion emotion
  24. indolent
    lazy, not wanting to do any work
  25. intractable
    stubborn; hard to manage
  26. laconic
    using few words in speech
  27. lavish
    generous in giving to other or in spending money
  28. loquacious
    very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous
  29. mercenary
    greedy for self-gain; thinking only of money-making
  30. mundane
    commonplace; ordinary
  31. nomadic
    wandering
  32. obsolete
    old; outdated; no longer in use
  33. pacify
    to calm; to make peaceful
  34. peripatetic
    moving to talking about; itinerant
  35. placate
    to make calm; to soothe
  36. precarious
    dangerous or risky; uncertain
  37. profuse
    abundant; more than enough
  38. quandary
    a dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation
  39. rant
    to talk very loudly, even wildly; rave
  40. recalcitrant
    stubborn; disobedient; defiant
  41. reticent
    not talking much; reserved
  42. sedentary
    having to do with sitting around a lot
  43. squander
    to spend money in a wasteful; uncaring fashion
  44. subordinate
    inferior; lower in rank or status
  45. surfeit
    an oversupply
  46. terse
    concise, only using the words that are necessary sometimes to a point of rudeness
  47. trite
    unoriginal and stale due to overuse
  48. unyielding
    stubborn; inflexible
  49. vibrant
    lively; full of vitality
  50. voluble
    talking with a great deal of ease; glib

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Hot Words 3/5
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