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Word: encomiastic

Definition: praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy


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::: tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
::: laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
::: colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
::: tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)