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1. Rambunctious
• Uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous. Noisy and out of control.
Usage: Then something unusual happened: the festival noise didn’t let up, instead transferring to the internet and escalating to a rambunctious roar.

2. Machiavellianism
• Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait which sees a person so focused on their own interests they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others to achieve their goals.
• Machiavellianism is one of the traits in what is called the ‘Dark Triad’, the other two being narcissism and psychopathy.
Usage: Researchers then used a measure called the Dark Triad to determine whether participants’ answers fell into the spectrum of narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.

3. Coattails effect
• The coattails effect or down-ballot effect is the tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candidates of the same party in an election
Usage: He counted on the coattails effect to win him the election.

4. Insipid
• a) Lacking flavour; weak or tasteless.
Usage: The new book also devotes more attention to watermelons, fruits way beyond the insipid seedless types you might buy.
• b) Lacking vigour or interest.
Usage: Many artists continued to churn out insipid, shallow works.

5. Druthers
• One’s preference in a matter.
Usage: If I had my druthers, I would prefer to be a writer.

6. Obeisance
• A gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy. bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
Usage: At one central moment, she folds forward over onto the floor as if in obeisance.

7. Sybarite
• A person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury.
Usage: He was not used to travelling on omnibuses, being something of a sybarite who spared nothing to ensure his own comfort.

8. Uproarious
• Characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar.
Usage: In the end, this was an uproarious, euphoric and meaningful win, one that worked its way instantly into the annals of Seahawk lore.

9. Whet
• a) A thing that stimulates appetite or desire.
Usage: He swallowed his two dozen oysters as a whet.
• b) Sharpen the blade of a tool or weapon.
Usage: She took out her dagger and began to whet its blade in even, rhythmic strokes.

10. Exegesis
• Critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture.
Usage: Hamilton, who teaches at Barnard and helped assemble the two previous volumes of Lowell letters, approaches the particulars here with deep knowledge and occasionally overexcited exegesis.

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