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grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
alcove - nook; recess
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic