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Eulogy

A speech praising another; tribute

Exalt

To glorify; to raise in rank; elevate

Exhort

To urge or incite by strong argument, advice, or appeal

Expatiate

To speak or write at length; elaborate

Garrulous

Habitually talkative; excessively so

Gist

The central idea of a matter, essence

Histrionic

Excessively dramatic or emotional

Laconic

Using or marked by the use of few words

Peremptory

Not allowing contradiction

Polemic

A controversy, especially one that is an attack upon the opinions or doctrines of another

Consecrate

To declare as holy or sacred. To dedicate to a worthy goal or service

Credo

A system of fundamental beliefs or guiding principals

Laudable

Deserving praise

Pious

Having or exhibiting reverence and earnest compliance in the observance of religion; devout

Sacrilegious

Disrespectful or irreverent toward something sacred

Sanctimony

Pretended devoutness or righteousness

Sanctity

The quality or condition of being considered sacred

Supplicate

To make a humble entreaty to; to ask for humbly by praying

Venerate

To regard with respect or reverence

Desecrate

To violate or abuse the sacredness of. To treat irreverently

Anonymous

Having unknown authorship

Cognomen

A name, especially a descriptive nickname acquired through usage

Denomination

The name of a class or group. Designation

Homonym

One of two or more that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning

Ignominy

Great personal dishonor or humiliation

Metonymy

A figure of speech in which an attribute or commonly associated feature is used to name or designate

Misnomer

A name wrongly applied to a person, place, or thing

Nomenclature

A system of names used in arts and sciences

Nominal

Existing in name only. Insignificantly small

Renown

The quality of being widely honored. Fame