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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

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← ← ← ← ← Smirch – verb • Make something dirty; soil

25/03/2007 19:56:00

Reverie – noun • A state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts Vex – verb • Make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried esp. with trivial matters Depravity – Noun • Moral corruption Peevish – Adj. • Easily irritated esp. by unimportant things Pathos – noun • A quality that evokes pity or sadness Metaphysics – noun • The branch of philosophy that deals with abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, time and space

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complete or perfect Contemptible – Adj • Deserving contempt. despicable Expiate – verb • Atone for (guilt or sin) Superfluous – adj • Unnecessary esp. through being more than enough Indignation – noun • Anger or annoyance at what is perceived to be unfair treatment Conduit – Noun • A channel for conveying water or other fluid August – Adj • Respected and Impressive .← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Consummate – Adj • Showing a high degree of skill and flair.

esp. profess Odious – adj • Extremely unpleasant. or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. a clue that is intended to be misleading or distracting ← ← ← ← ← ← . melody. repulsive Ubiquitous – adj • Present.← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Purport – verb • Appear or claim to be or do something. or scene to another Red Herring – noun • Something. or found everywhere Precocious – adj • Having developed certain abilities or proclivities (an inclination to choose to do or do something regularly) at an earlier age than usual Allegory – noun • A story. appearing. falsely. typically a moral or political one Segue – verb/noun • Move without interruption from one song. poem. esp.

noun • a person’s face or facial expression ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← . insubstantial Countenance . very slender or fine.← ← Emphatic – adj. • Showing or giving emphasis. of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection Bookish – adj • Devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests Exhort – verb • strongly encourage or urge someone to do something Tenuous – adj • Very weak or slight. expressing something forcibly and clear Aver – verb • Assert or state to be the case Untenable – adj • (esp.

← ← ← Ebullient – adj • Cheerful and full of energy Prodigious – adj • remarkably or impressively great in extent. he parried questions from the reporter outside the building ← ← Flummox – verb • Perplex someone greatly. size. esp. or size ← ← Ignominious – adj • Deserving or causing public disgrace of shame ← ← Parry – verb • Ward off. bewilder • He was completely flummoxed by the question Multitudinous – adj • Very numerous. answer a question evasively • He parried the blow my holding his sword vertically. consisting of more than one element Rapport – noun ← ← ← ← . with a counter move.

esp. or trite • she began uttering liberal platitudes. esp.• • ← ← A close and harmonious relationship in which the people of groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well Her warm rapport with voters made her a good campaigner Bellwether – noun • An indicator or predictor of something • College campuses are often the bellwether of change Preambulate • walk or travel through or around (a place or area). educators willing to violate the bounds of platitude ← ← . feeble • a tone of etiolated nostalgia Platitude – noun • a remark or statement. for pleasure • and in a leisurely way she perambulated the square ← ← ← ← ← ← Solecism • a grammatical mistake in speech or writing Etiolated • having lost vigor or substance. The quality of being dull ordinary. that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful. one with a moral content.

stylish.← ← Apotheosis – noun • The highest point in the development of something.noun • The view or theory that the self is that can be known to exist paroxysm – noun • a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity Opalescent – adj • Showing various colors as an opal does Pretext – noun • a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason Ribald – adj • referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← . charming Solipsism. culmination or climax Debonair –adj • (of a man) confident.

but with harmful effects Ineffable – adj • Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words ← ← ← ← ← Palliative – adj • elieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause ← ← Demure – adj • (of a woman or her behavior) reserved. subtle way. saying little ← ← Garrulous – adj .• ← ← the old man of the sea and his brother. came out of the sea with exclamations of ribald encouragement Pastiche – noun • an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work. or period Insidious – adj • proceeding in a gradual. modest. and shy ← ← Taciturn – adj • reserved or uncommunicative in speech. artist.

esp. or enthusiasm. purpose. and evenness of temper. esp. occurring randomly or occasionally ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← . on trivial matters Perfunctorily – adj • (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection Prophylactic – adj • Intended to prevent disease • Prophylactic measures Equanimity – noun • Mental calmness. composure.• ← ← excessively talkative. allowed me to enter upon my quest with equanimity Desultory – adj • Lacking a plan. in a difficult situation • In addition to my striking if somewhat brutal good looks.

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