Vocab Unit 13

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  1. praise or approval; a ceremonial embrace or greeting
    accolade
  2. sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity of manner or expression
    acerbity
  3. the process of wearing down by friction or gradual impairment
    attrition
  4. a trite or commonplace remark; a tiresome or boring person; a sedative
    bromide
  5. extravagantly patriotic; blindly devoted to a cause; such a person
    chauvinist
  6. to explain in detail
    Expound
  7. party strife and intrigue
    Factionalism
  8. spotless; without blemish or fault
    Immaculate
  9. a curse; the act of cursing
    Imprecation
  10. not able to be avoided, changed, or overcome
    Ineluctable
  11. characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes of mood; fickle or inconstant
    Mercurial
  12. to make less serious or severe by glossing over; to relieve without actually curing; mitigate
    Palliate
  13. customs and regulations dealing with official behavior and etiquette, as in a court or among diplomats
    Protocol
  14. shining or gleaming brilliantly; splendid or magnificent
    Resplendent
  15. to brand or mark in some way discreditable, disgraceful, or ignominious
    Stigmatize
  16. in secret; confidentially; private; secretive
    Sub rosa
  17. excessive pride in and boastfulness about one's accomplishments or qualities; a vain show or display
    Vainglory
  18. a trace or visible evidence of something that once existed but now is lost or vanished
    Vestige
  19. the power to choose, will, or decide; the act of choosing, willing, or deciding
    Volition
  20. continuing over a long period of time or recurring often
    Chronic

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