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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician