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Dais: rostrum, podium, pulpit, Stolid: impassive, phlegmatic, stoic, Stalemate: impasse, cul de sac, standoff, logjam, Sycophant:

bootlicker, cringer, fawner, toady, yes man, Esoteric: cryptic, inscrutable, recondite, abstruse, arcane Verbose: prolix, loquacious, garrulous Taciturn: reticent, terse, succinct, laconic, pithy, aphoristic Impertinent: pert, insolent, audacious, presumptuous, cheeky, inconsiderate Zealot: partisan, bigot, dogmatic, Accomplice: abettor, confederate, henchman, Complacent: smug, gloat Sly: wily, guileful, canny, shrewd, astute, conniving, impish Coerce: bludgeon, browbeat, dragoon, twist sbs arm Relinquish: cede, repudiate, waive, forego, forsake, abdicate Clich: platitude, trite>>adj, old chestnut Tardy: belated, procrastinate, protract Guffaw: cackle, titter, chortle, smirk, simper Jibe: gibe, scoff, jeer, (deride, derision), snicker, snigger Slander: vilify, denigrate, vituperate, smear, decry, disparage, slur, calumny, obloquy, aspersion, fulminate, opprobrium Lascivious: lecherous, lewd, licentious, ribald, bawdy, salacious, libidinous, randy, amorous Lampoon: caricature, (spoof, parody), burlesque, travesty, Gregarious: affable, extrovert, convivial, genial Bamboozle: hoodwink, delude, gull, cozen, beguile, bilk

Halcyon: serene, balmy, placid, tranquil Harangue: diatribe, invective, tirade Feign: feint, sham, Bestial: feral, Stench: reek, fetid, malodorous Fester: chafe, gall, rankle, rile, nettle, badger, Swill: gulp, guzzle, quaff Sybarite: debauchee, decadent, hedonist, profligate, squandering, thriftless, spendthrift, improvident Rustic: bucolic, pastoral, sylvan Talisman: charm, amulet Tawdry: gaudy, garish, lurid Odium: odious, abhor, abominate,