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Flourish (verb) Definition: 1. to grow in strength; 2. to grow in wealth; 3. to thrive and be healthy; 4. to move back and forth in a swinging motion
Agog (adjective) Definition: Extremely excited or eager about something. Agog is a more complicated (and somewhat old-fashioned) way of saying “excited,” “eager,” or “enthusiastic.”
Profusion (noun) Definition: 1. a lavish or extravagant amount; 2. large quantity of something. The adjective form of profusion is profuse, which describes anything overflowing or copious. The adverb is profusely.
Fixate (verb) Definition: 1. to obsess or be preoccupied with something; 2. to focus or concentrate on something; 3. to center, secure, or stabilize something
Soloist (noun) Definition: a performer, especially a musician, who performs alone
Desecrate (verb) Definition: to insult or damage something sacred, Desecrate originated in the 17th century, from de and consecrate, literally, “to make unholy.” Something may be desecrated by speech or action.
Malevolence (noun) Definition: 1. the desire to harm someone; 2. bitterness, hatred, or ill will. Malevolence comes from the Latin male, “evil” and volence, “to wish.”
Sully (adjective) Definition: dirty or tarnished, especially said of a reputation
Adulation (noun) Definition: excessive flattery or admiration. Adulation is praise that is often overdone or excessive. Adulation is similar to flattery.
Afford (verb) Definition: 1. to be able to spare or give up; 2. to be the cause or source of something; 3. to be able to buy or do something because the resources are available