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passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid