(adjective) involving or accomplished with careful perseverance / (adjective) diligent in application or pursuit
(adjective) true genuine
clear and obvious, in a stark or exaggerated form
(adjective) marked by transparency; pellucid / (adjective) clear and simple in style / (adjective) absolutely serene and untroubled
(adj) exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks
(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull
term derived from heraldry; means "placed into abyss"
(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope to describe to describe amusingly failed attempts at sublimity (an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous); adj is "bathetic"
(verb) to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation / (verb) violate betray
(noun) a usually short sermon / (noun) a lecture or discourse on or of a moral theme / (noun) an inspirational catchphrase or platitude. homiletic: the art of preaching or writing sermons