anachronism
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time
anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful
advocate
a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.
adept
very skilled; proficient; expert
apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen
arrogance
offensive display of superiority or self-importance
boorish
unmannered; crude; insensitive
brevity
shortness of time or duration; briefness
cathartic
the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
censure
strong or vehement expression of disapproval
cite
to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority
commendable
worthy of praise
conciliatory
to win or gain
consensus
majority of opinion, agreement
consummate
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill
cursory
going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial
defiant
boldly resistant or challenging
depict
to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate
deride
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
disparage
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle
disparity
lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference
eclectic
selecting or choosing from various sources
elaborate
worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness
eloquent
having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech
elucidate
to provide clarification, explain
embody
to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form
equitable
fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable
erratic
deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion; eccentric; queer
ethical
pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
exemplary
worthy of imitation; commendable
felicitous
well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate
florid
reddish; ruddy; rosy
foster
to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage
holistic
emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependance parts, as opposed to the separation into parts.
idiosyncrasy
a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible
intemperate
given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages
irreverent
deficient in veneration or respect
lament
to feel or express sorrow or regret for
laudatory
containing or expressing praise
lucid
easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
mock
to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision
mundane
common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative, pertaining to this world
naive
having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
nostalgia
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
novel
a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
partisan
an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.
pessimistic
the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems
pragmatic
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations
prosaic
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
quell
to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
refute
to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge
rhetorical
used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident
solicitous
anxious or concerned
somber
gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted
speculate
to engage in thought or reflection; meditate
superfluous
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive
tenacious
holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold
venerate
to regard or treat with reverence; revere
vindicate
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
zealous
ardently active, devoted, or diligent; full of, characterized by, or due to zeal.