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Euphony – soothing, pleasant sound Eulogy – a laudatory speech or written tribute Caustic – a stinging or bitter remark Osmosis – gradual often unconscious process of assimilation Virulent – very toxic or poisonous Empirical – guided by practical experience and not theory Gestate – to conceive and develop in the mind Paradigm – a framework or model of thought Lucrative – very profitable Avarice – excessive greed Paucity – a shortage Munificent – very generous Parsimonious – excessively cheap; stingy Remunerate – to compensate; a salary Pretext – an excuse; an alleged cause Watershed – a critical turning point Despot – a ruler with unlimited power Enfranchise – to receive the right to vote Egalitarian – belief in a society based upon equality Demarcation – set or mark boundaries Ameliorate – make better Contiguous – sharing an edge or boundary; touching Desiccate – to thoroughly dry out Complicity – association or participation in a wrongful act Exculpate – to free from blame or guilt Malfeasance – misconduct or wrongdoing by a public official Gravity – serious situation or problem Precipitate – a result or outcome of an action Relief – elevation of land surface Flag – to become weak; to lose interest Stock – a stereotypical or formulaic character Currency – general acceptance or use Sanction – official approval/disapproval of an action Compromise – to reduce the quality or value of something Lambaste – to denounce; strongly criticize Quiescent – inactive; very quiet Provisional – temporary Lurid – sensational; shocking Truculent – defiantly Propitiate – to appease Élan – great enthusiasm Perfunctory – performed in a mechanical, spiritless manner

55. 52. especially of time and money Inane – lacking serious purpose Portent – An omen that something will happen Beleaguer – to beset with problems Burgeon – to rapidly grow and expand Imperious – domineering and arrogant Complaisant – agreeable. 53. 61. unyielding Redolent – exuding fragrance Chicanery – deception by artful subterfuge. 45. to comply Apocryphal – of questionable authenticity Magisterial – learned and authoritative Chagrin – feeling of distress caused by humiliation or embarrassment Obstreperous – nosily and stubbornly defiant. 60. 65. 44. open to bribery Licentious – immoral Dissolute – immoral Duplicitous – deliberate deceptiveness Profligate – very wasteful. 59. amiable Pawn – to behave in a servile manner Obdurate – stubborn. 49. tardy .43. 47. 64. 62. boisterous Idyllic – charmingly simple and carefree Extemporize – to speak without notes Dilatory – habitually late. Aplomb – admirable poise under pressure Craven – cowardly Venal – corrupt. 54. 57. 56. 48. 63. 67. 66. 46. 50. 51. deliberate trickery Slight – a disrespectful or disparaging remark Capitulate – to surrender. 68. 58.