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Word Groups 4
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  1. Self-inflated
    Aureate
    Bombastic
    Declamatory
    Euphuism
    Fustian
    Grandiloquent
    Magniloquent
    Oration
    Oratory
    Orotund
    Overblown
    Pontifical
    Portentous
    Pretentious
    Rhetorical
    Stagy
    Stilted
    Tumid
    Turgid
    Vainglorious
    • Aureate: Of a golden color; gilded; Inflated and pompous in style
    • Bombastic: speech or writing that is meant to sound important or impressive but is not sincere or meaningful; ostentatiously lofty in style
    • Declamatory: merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
    • Euphuism: An affectedly elegant literary style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, characterized by elaborate alliteration, antitheses, and similes; affected elegance of language
    • Fustian: Pretentious speech or writing; pompous language
    • Grandiloquent: Pompous or bombastic speech or expression; puffed up with vanity
    • Magniloquent: Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
    • Oration: A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner
    • Oratory: Eloquence or skill in making speeches to the public; Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric
    • Orotund: (of the voice) resonant; booming; (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous
    • Overblown: Done to excess; overdone; Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic
    • Pompous: Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious; Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic
    • Pontifical: of, relating to, or characteristic of a pontiff, the pope, or a bishop; Pompously dogmatic or self-important; pretentious.
    • Portentous: of momentous or ominous significance; miraculous, amazing, or awe-inspiring; prodigious; self-important or pompous
    • Pretentious: Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified; Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious
    • Rhetorical: concerned with effect or style rather than content or meaning; bombastic
    • Stagy: Having a theatrical, especially an artificial or affected, character or quality
    • Stilted: artificially formal ; (of speech, writing, etc.) formal, pompous, or bombastic
    • Tumid: Swollen; distended, protuberant; Overblown; bombastic; pompous or fulsome
    • Turgid: Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent
    • Vainglorious: Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.
  2. Academically Pompous
    Donnish
    Pedantic
    • Donnish: marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
    • Pedantic: Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
  3. Cheaply Showy
    Garish
    Gaudy
    Gimcrack
    Meretricious
    Tawdry
    • Garish: Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy; Loud and flashy
    • Gaudy: Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way.
    • Gimcrack: A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw
    • Meretricious: Attracting attention in a vulgar manner
    • Tawdry: Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance
  4. Petty Arguments
    Brabble
    Cavil
    Niggle
    Pettifoggery
    Quibble
    Quiddity
    Squabble
    • Brabble: argue over petty things
    • Cavil: To find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections
    • Niggle: To be preoccupied with trifles or petty details
    • Pettifoggery: a quarrel about petty points
    • Quibble: To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections; To find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil
    • Quiddity: an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections; the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    • Squabble: A noisy quarrel, usually about a trivial matter.
  5. Ancestry
    Akin
    Cognate
    Consanguine
    Primogenitor
    Progenitor
    Scion
    • Akin: Of the same kin; related by blood; Having a similar quality or character; analogous
    • Cognate: Related by blood; having a common ancestor; A word related to one in another language
    • Consanguine: Of the same lineage or origin; having a common ancestor
    • Primogenitor: the earliest ancestor; an ancestor in the direct line
    • Progenitor: A direct ancestor; An originator; a founder
    • Scion: A descendant or heir
  6. Family (misc)
    Distaff
    Filial
    Fratricide
    • Distaff: characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    • Filial: Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent
    • Fratricide: The killing of one's brother or sister.
  7. Marriage
    Conjugal
    Connubial
    Endogamous
    Hymeneal
    Matrimony
    Nupital
    • Conjugal: Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses
    • Connubial: Relating to marriage or the married state; conjugal
    • Endogamous: pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe
    • Hymeneal: Of or related to a wedding or marriage; A wedding song or poem
    • Matrimony: The act or state of being married; marriage
    • Nupital: Of or relating to marriage or the wedding ceremony or alt. at mating season
  8. Favoring/Not Impartial
    Biased
    Bigotry
    Chauvinism
    Doctrinaire
    Ethnocentrism
    Invidious
    Jingoism
    Jaundiced
    Partial
    Partisan
    Prejudiced
    Prepossessed
    Tendentious
    Xenophobia
    • Biased: favoring one person or side over another
    • Bigotry: obtuse or narrow-minded intolerance, especially of other races or religions
    • Chauvinism: Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind
    • Doctrinaire: A person inflexibly attached to a practice or theory without regard to its practicality Ethnocentrism: Belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group.
    • Invidious: Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment; containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    • Jingoism: Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism
    • Jaundiced: Affected by or exhibiting envy, prejudice, or hostility
    • Partial: Favoring one person or side over another or others; biased or prejudiced; Having a particular liking or fondness for something or someone
    • Partisan: Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
    • Prejudiced: An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts; Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion
    • Prepossessed: To influence beforehand against or in favor of someone or something; prejudice
    • Tendentious: Marked by a strong implicit point of view, esp a controversial one; partisan
    • Xenophobia: an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners and strange things
  9. Advocate
    Apologist
    Exponent
    Justifier
    Militant
    Partisan
    Proponent
    Vindicator
    Zealot
    • Apologist: A person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as a doctrine, policy, or institution
    • Exponent: One that speaks for, represents, or advocates
    • Justifier: a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    • Militant: aggressive or vigorous, esp in the support of a cause
    • Partisan: a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    • Proponent: One who argues in support of something; an advocate
    • Vindicator: a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    • Zealot: an immoderate, fanatical, or extremely zealous adherent to a cause, esp a religious one
  10. Passion
    Ardor/Ardent
    Avidity
    Elan
    Fervid
    Fervor
    Keen
    Zeal
    • Ardor/Ardent: Strong enthusiasm or devotion; zeal; a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); strong positive emotion or regard and affection
    • Avidity: a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something; eagerness; Ardent desire or craving; greed
    • Elan: a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
    • Fervid: Marked by great passion or zeal
    • Fervour: Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
    • Keen: ardent; enthusiastic
    • Zeal: Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance
  11. Forgive/Clear Accusation
    Absolve
    Acquit
    Assoil
    Exculpate
    Exonerate
    Extenuate
    Palliate
    Remit
    Vindacte
    • Absolve: To pronounce clear of guilt or blame; To relieve of a requirement or obligation
    • Acquit: Law To free or clear from a charge or accusation; To release or discharge from a duty
    • Assoil: To absolve; pardon; To atone for
    • Exculpate: To clear of guilt or blame
    • Exonerate: To free from blame; To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task
    • Extenuate: To lessen or attempt to lessen the magnitude or seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
    • Palliate: To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate; To make less severe or intense; mitigate
    • Remit: release from (claims, debts, or taxes); forgive; make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
    • Vindicate: To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof
  12. Repayment for Wrong
    Aby/Abye
    Amends
    Atone
    Compensate
    Expiate
    Redress
    Indemnity
    Propitiation
    Quittance
    Reparation
    Restitution
    Requite
    • Aby/Abye: to pay the penalty for; redeem
    • Amends: something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
    • Atone: To make amends, as for a sin or fault
    • Compensate: To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse
    • Expiate: To make amends or reparation for; atone
    • Redress: To set right; remedy or rectify; To make amends to; to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation for
    • Indemnity: A legal exemption from liability for damages; Compensation for damage, loss, or injury suffered
    • Propitiation: the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity; the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    • Quittance: Something given as requital or recompense; a repayment
    • Reparation: The act or process of making amends; expiation.
    • Restitution: The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered; compensating for loss, damage or injury; return to previous state or position
    • Requite: to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action

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