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frangible
easily broken; breakable:
Define Sinecure.
A cushy job.
impute
to attribute or ascribe:
heliolatry
worship of the sun.
succor
help; relief; aid; assistance.
didactic
intended for instruction; instructive:
fallacious
containing a fallacy; logically unsound:
categorical
without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional:
heterogeneous
different in kind; unlike; incongruous.
sophistry
a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
contretemps
an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance:
mellifluous
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding:
cacophony
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance:
nascent
beginning to exist or develop:
accolade
any award, honor, or laudatory notice:
brevity
shortness of time or duration; briefness:
terse
neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
astute
of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious:
protean
readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.
reprobate
a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person:
bucolic
of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
obsequious
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning:
expedite
to speed up the progress of; hasten:
penchant
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something:
allude
to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion (usually fol. by to):
attest
to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, esp. affirm in an official capacity:
susurrus
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.
epigraph
an inscription, esp. on a building, statue, or the like.
dissemble
to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of:
heterodox
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, esp. in theology; unorthodox.
strident
making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking:
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
clairvoyant
having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision.
stoic
of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
venial
able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin (
expatiate
to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion:
parvenu
a person who has recently or suddenly acquired wealth, importance, position, or the like, but has not yet developed the conventionally appropriate manners, dress, surroundings, etc.
captious
apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.
Define Predilection and name 4 synonyms.
A preconceived liking. Synonyms: fondness, leaning, bias, prejudice, predisposition, affinity, penchant, propensity and proclivity.
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