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1. anachronism
You say that something is an anachronism when you think that it is out of date or old-fashioned.
- The President tended to regard the Church as an anachronism
2. aberrant
Aberrant means unusual and not socially acceptable
- Ian's rages and aberrant behavior worsened
3. eclectic An eclectic collection of objects, ideas, or beliefs is wide-ranging and comes from many different sources
- .an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, and prints
4. diffident Someone who is diffident is rather shy and does not enjoy talking about themselves or being noticed by other people.
- Helen was diffident and reserved
5.eulogy
A eulogy is a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something very much.
- . I will subscribe to any eulogy of him.
6.depict
to depict someone or something means to show or represent them in a work of art such as a drawing or painting
- ..a gallery of pictures depicting Nelson's most famous battles.
7.infer
If you infer that something is the case, you decide that it is true on the basis of information that you already have
- I inferred from what she said that you have not been well
8.leviathan
A leviathan is something which is extremely large and difficult to control, and which you find rather frightening
-Democracy survived the Civil War and the developing industrial leviathan and struggled on into the twentieth century.
9.mitigate
To mitigate something means to make it less unpleasant, serious, or painful
- The cost of getting there is mitigated by Sydney's offer of a subsidy.
10.zeal
Zeal is great enthusiasm, especially in connection with work, religion, or politics.
- Mr Lopez approached his task with a religious zeal.
11.saturnine
Someone who is saturnine is serious and unfriendly.
- He had a rather forbidding, saturnine manner.
12.sanguine
If you are sanguine about something, you are cheerful and confident that things will happen in the

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