antithesis – the direct opposite.
assiduously – marked by careful unremitting
attention or persistent application.
benevolent – marked by or disposed to doing
bipartisan – of, relating to, or involving
members of two parties.
capricious – governed or characterized
by caprice, impulsive, unpredictable.
celerity – rapidity of motion or
conciliatory – tending to conciliate,
egregious – conspicuously bad.
entreaty – plea, earnest request.
10. extol – to praise highly, to glorify.
11. grail – a ceremonial cup.
foreshadows what is to come, precursor, forerunner.
13. lament – to express sorrow, mourning,
or regret for often demonstratively, to mourn.
14. palliative – action that treats the
symptoms rather than the source problem.
15. partisan – a firm adherent to a party,
faction, cause, or person; especially : one
prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance.
16. pillorying – exposing to public contempt,
ridicule, or scorn.
17. tort – (legal)
a wrongful act other than a
breach of contract for which relief may be
obtained in the form of damages or
18. unexpurgated –(of a piece of writing) not censored
by having allegedly offensive
passages removed, full, unabridged.
19. zeitgeist – the spirit of the times.
taking a contrary position or attitude,
befog – confuse.
debacle – a great disaster or a
empathy – the action of understanding,
being aware of, being sensitive to, and
vicariously experiencing the feelings,
thoughts, and experience of another of either
the past or present without
having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully
communicated in an objectively
explicit manner; also : the capacity for this.
epinephrine – adrenaline.
euphoria – a feeling of well-being or
expletive – an exclamatory word or phrase; especially : one that is obscene or
exuberant – extreme or excessive in
degree, size, or extent, unrestrained.
flinty – resembling flint, stern,
10. flounder – to struggle to move or obtain
footing : thrash about wildly.
11. formative – giving or capable of giving
12. gerund – the English verbal noun ending