Princeton 2

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  1. accolade
    an expression of praise
  2. adulation
    excessive praise; intense adoration
  3. ascetic
    one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
  4. avarice
    greed, esp. for wealth (adj. form: avaricious)
  5. bucolic
    rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
  6. canon
    an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature (adj. form: canonical)
  7. castigation
    severe criticism or punishment (verb form: castigate)
  8. chary
    wary; cautious; sparing
  9. complaisance
    the willingness to comply with the wishes of others (adj. form: complaisant)
  10. contentious
    argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
  11. culpable
    deserving blame (noun form: culpaility)
  12. dearth
    smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
  13. didactic
    intended to teach or instruct
  14. discretion
    cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions (adj. form: discreet)
  15. disinterested
    free of bias or self-interest; impartial
  16. emollient
    soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
  17. empirical
    based on observation or experiment
  18. facetious
    playful; humorous
  19. fallacy
    an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief (adj. form: fallacious)
  20. furtive
    marked by stealth; covert; surrepticious
  21. harangue
    to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
  22. heretical
    violating accepted dogma or convention (noun form: heresy)
  23. incipient
    beginning to come into being or to become apparent
  24. inert
    unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
  25. inveigle
    to obtain by deception or flattery
  26. odious
    evoking intense aversion or dislike
  27. penurious
    penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
  28. pernicious
    extremely harmful; potentially causing death
  29. peruse
    to examine with great care (noun form: perusal)
  30. pious
    extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion (noun form: piety)
  31. precursor
    one the precedes and indicates or announces another
  32. preen
    to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
  33. prodigious
    abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
  34. prolific
    producing large volumes or amounts; productive
  35. putrefy
    to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor (adj. form: putrid)
  36. quaff
    to drink deeply
  37. redoubtable
    awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
  38. sanction
    authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to
  39. satire
    a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision (adj. form: satirical)
  40. squalid
    sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect (noun form: squalor)
  41. torpid
    lethargic; sluggish; dormant (noun form: torpor)
  42. ubiquitous
    existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
  43. urbane
    sophisticated; refined; elegant (noun form: urbanity)
  44. vilify
    to defame; to characterize harshly
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Princeton 2
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