introspection \in-truh-SPEK-shuhn\ (noun) - The act or process of self-examination; contemplation of one's own thoughts and feelings; a looking inward.
"There is a popular cry against introspection and an insistence that ...Read More
gravitas \GRAV-uh-tahs\ (noun) - High seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject).
"A man without gravitas was not fit to shoulder the weight of leadership. Nick wanted no part of gravitas. He ...Read More
varicolored \VER-ih-kuh-lurd\ (adjective) - Having a variety of colors; of various colors.
"There was a small place with a sign "Books" on the window, filled with strings of wooden camels and little glass jars of ...Read More
arrogate \AIR-uh-gayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To claim or seize without right or justification; to appropriate. 2 : To claim on behalf of another; to ascribe.
"The human and fallible should not arrogate a power with ...Read More
expatiate \ek-SPAY-shee-ayt\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To speak or write at length or in considerable detail. 2 : To move about freely; to wander.
"I will not expatiate upon her beauty. I will not expatiate upon her ...Read More
extol \ik-STOHL\ (transitive verb) - To praise highly; to glorify; to exalt.
"To praise the South was to praise himself; to boast of its valor was to advertise his own intrepidity; to extol its women was to enhance the ...Read More