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  1. quotidian

    found in the ordinary course of events
  2. grandiloquence

    high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
  3. legerdemain

    an illusory feat
  4. prestidigitation

    manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
  5. obsequious

    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  6. antediluvian

    of or relating to the period before the biblical flood
  7. extemporaneous

    with little or no preparation or forethought
  8. adumbrate

    describe roughly or give the main points or summary of
  9. conflagration

    a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  10. evanescence

    the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
  11. iconoclastic

    characterized by attack on established beliefs
  12. ignominious

    deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
  13. licentious

    lacking moral discipline
  14. magnanimous

    noble and generous in spirit
  15. mendacious

    given to lying
  16. obstreperous

    noisily and stubbornly defiant
  17. panacea

    hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
  18. perspicacity

    the ability to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly
  19. quixotic

    not sensible about practical matters
  20. recalcitrant

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control
  21. sanctimonious

    excessively or hypocritically pious
  22. ubiquitous

    being present everywhere at once
  23. variegated

    having an assortment of colors
  24. zephyr

    a slight wind
  25. contemporaneous

    occurring in the same period of time
Created on July 19, 2013