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geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
venerate - revere; treat with great respect