ABATE
TO LESSEN IN INTENSITY OR DEGREE
ACCOLADE
AN EXPRESSION OF PRAISE
ADULATION
EXCESSIVE PRAISE;INTENSE ADORATION
AESTHETIC
DEALING WITH, APPRECIATIVE OF, OR RESPONSIVE TO ART OR THE BEAUTIFUL
AMELIORATE
TO MAKE BETTER OR MORE TOLERABLE
ASCETIC
ONE WHO PRACTICES RIGID SELF-DENIAL, ESP.

AS AN ACT OF RELIGIOUS DEVOTION

AVARICE
GREED, ESP FOR WEALTH
AXIOM
A UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED PRINCIPLE
BURGEON
TO GROW RAPIDLY OR FLOURISH
BUCOLIC
RUSTIC AND PASTORAL; CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL AREAS AND THEIR INHABITANTS
CACOPHONY
HARSH, JARRING DISCORDANT SOUND; DISSONANCE
CANON
AN ESTABLISHED SET OF PRINCIPLES OR CODE OF LAWS, OFTEN RELIGIOUS IN NATURE
CASTIGATION
SEVERE CRITCISM OR PUNISHMENT
CATALYST
A SUBSTANCE THAT ACCELERATES THE RATE OF A CHEMICAL REACTION WITHOUT ITSELF CHANGING; A PERSON OR THING THAT CAUSES CHANGE
CAUSTIC
BURNING OR STINGING, CAUSING CORROSION
CHARY
WARY; CAUTIOUS; SPARING
COGENT
APPEALING FORCIBLY TO THE MIND OR REASON; CONVINCING
COMPLAISANCE
THE WILLINGNESS TO COMPLY WITH THE WISHES OF OTHERS
CONTENTIOUS
ARGUMENTATIVE; QUARRELSOME; CAUSING CONTROVERSY OR DISAGREEMENT
CONTRITE
REGRETFUL; PENITENT; SEEKING FORGIVENESS
CULPABLE
DESERVING BLAME
DEARTH
SMALLNESS OF QUANTITY OR NUMBER; SCARCITY, LACK
DEMUR
TO QUESTION OR OPPOSE
DIDACTIC
INTENDED TO TEACH OR INSTRUCT
DISCRETION
CAUTIOUS RESERVE IN SPEECH; ABILITY TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS
DISINTERESTED
FREE OF BIAS OR SELF-INTEREST; IMPARTIAL
DOGMATIC
EXPRESSING A RIGID OPINION BASED ON UNPROVED OR UNPROVABLE PRINCIPLES
EBULLIENCE
THE QUALITY OF LIVELY OR ENTHUSIASTIC EXPRESSION OF THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
ECLECTIC
COMPOSED OF ELEMENTS DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
ELEGY
A MOURNFUL POEM; ESPECIALLY ONE LAMENTING THE DEAD
EMOLLIENT
SOOTHING; ESP TO THE SKIN; MAKING LESS HARSH; MOLLIFYING, AN AGENT THAT SOFTENS THE SKIN
EMPIRICAL
BASED ON OBSERVATIONS OR EXPERIMENT
ENIGMATIC
MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE; DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
EPHEMERAL
BRIEF OR FLEETING
ESOTERIC
INTENDED FOR OR UNDERSTOOD BY A SMALL, SPECIFIC GROUP
EULOGY
A SPEECH HONORING THE DEAD
EXONERATE
TO REMOVE BLAME
FACETIOUS
PLAYFUL, HUMOROUS
FALLACY
AN INVALID OR INCORRECT NOTION; A MISTAKEN BELIEF
FURTIVE
MARKED BY STEALTH; COVERT; SURREPTITIOUS
GREGARIOUS
SOCIABLE; OUTGOING; ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF OTHER PEOPLE
HARANGUE
TO DELIVER A POMPOUS SPEECH OR TIRADE; A LONG, POMPOUS SPEECH
HERETICAL
VIOLATING ACCEPTED DOGMA OR CONVENTION
HYPERBOLE
AN EXAGGERATED STATEMENT, OFTEN USED AS A FIGURE OF SPEECH
IMPECUNIOUS
LACKING FUND; WITHOUT MONEY
INCIPIENT
BEGINNING TO COME INTO BEING OR TO BECOME APPARANT
INERT
UNMOVING; LETHARGIC; SLUGGISH
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS; CAUSING NO DAMAGE
INTRANSIGENT
REFUSING TO COMPROMISE
INVEIGLE
TO OBTAIN BY DECEPTION OR FLATTERY
MOROSE
SAD; SULLEN; MELANCHOLY
OPAQUE
IMPENETRABLE BY LIGHT; NOT REFLECTING LIGHT
OSCILLATIONS
THE ACT OR STATE OF SWINGING BACK AND FORTH WITH A STEADY, UNINTERRUPTED RHYTHM
PENURIOUS
PENNY PINCHING; EXCESSIVELY THRIFTY, UNGENEROUS
PERNICIOUS
EXTREMELY HARMFUL; POTENTIALLY CAUSING DEATH
PERUSE
TO EXAMINE WITH GREAT CARE
PIOUS
EXTREMELY REVERENT OR DEVOUT
PRECURSOR
ONE THAT PRECEDES AND INDICATES OR ANNOUNCES ANOTHER
PREEN
TO DRESS UP; TO PRIMP; TO GROOM ONESELF WITH ELABORATE CARE
PRODIGIOUS
ABUNDANT IN SIZE, FORCE, OR EXTENT; EXTRAORDINARY
PROLIFIC
PRODUCING LARGE VOLUMES OR AMOUNTS; PRODUCTIVE
PUTREFY
TO ROT; TO DECAY AND GIVE OFF A FOUL ODOR
QUAFF
TO DRINK DEEPLY
QUIESCENCE
STILLNESS; MOTIONLESS; QUALITY OF BEING AT REST
REDOUBTABLE
AWE-INSPIRING WORTHY OF HONOR
SANCTION
AUTHORITATIVE PERMISSION OR APPROVAL; A PENALTY INTENDED TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE; TO GIVE PERMISSION OR AUTHORITY TO
SATIRE
A LITERARY WORK THAT RIDICULES OR CRITICIZES A HUMAN VICE THROUGH HUMOR OR DERISION
SQUALID
SORDID; WRETCHED AND DIRTY AS FROM NEGLECT
SUPPLANT
TO TAKE THE PLACE OF; SUPERCEDE
TORPID
LETHARGIC; SLUGGISH; DORMANT
UBIQUITOUS
EXISTING EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME; CONSTANTLY ENCOUNTERED; WIDESPREAD
URBANE
SOPHISTICATED; REFINED; ELEGANT
VILIFY
TO DEFAME; TO CHARACTERIZE HARSHLY
VISCOUS
THICK; STICKY