Brissman 1st year 3 & 5 Review [Scaffold-stripped]

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transient

one who or that which is only of temporary existence; in constant movement

resonant

a rich vibrating sound

antipathy

a strong dislike

contradict

to give opposing words; to give an idea only later to give an opposing idea

malaria

potentially deadly disease most often transmitted by tropical mosquitoes

omniscient

all-knowing (like a god)

omnipotent

all-powerful (like a god)

omnibus

containing or including many different items ("put it all on the bus and let's go!")

console

to help alleviate the grief, sense or loss, or pain of another

segregate

to separate groups of people

circumspect

cautious, such that one looks around carefully

artisan

a worker who practices a trade or handicraft

artifice

trickery or deception; an artful strategum; to present a false image

abrogate

to ask that something be removed or taken away; to annul

disavow

to deny responsibility for

retrogress

stepping backwards (the opposite of progress); growing worse in performance

retrograde

stepping backwards (e.g., retrograde fashion looks to the past for fashion inspiration and styles)

dystrophy

a condition produced by faulty or poor nutrition; a wasting away

malice

the desire to cause pain, injury or harm to another

malady

an illness

commiserate

at least two people feeling sad together, sharing misery

calligraphy

beautiful writing

predisposition

susceptibility; tendency beforehand

incredulous

not believing what is seen or heard

credulous

believing what is seen or heard

infrastructure

the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization)

paradox

an opinion that seems to be true but is actually false, and vice versa

intermediary

one who finds an agreement between two groups

diameter

the measurement across an object, passing through the center

extraneous

something unneeded; excess materials

ingenuous

innocent or naïve; in a birth-like state

ingenius

highly original; creatively brilliant; in a state where the mind gives birth to original thoughts or ideas

heterogeneous

a grouping containing people of different backgrounds and origins

homogeneous

a grouping containing people of similar backgrounds and origins

prenatal

before birth

bibliophile

one who loves reading books

psychosomatic

when the mind imagines that something is wrong with the body (but in truth nothing is physically wrong)

melancholy

sadness and/or depression (we associate the color black with extreme sadness or despair)

rupture

a breaking apart or tearing

conspire

to join a common agreement, often in secret

pedicure

care for the feet, toes, and nails

curator

one who has the care and superintendence of something

inference

drawing a conclusion from facts or premises (one "carries" an idea away from a series of observations)

deference

yielding to another's argument or wishes ("I'll put down my idea and go with yours.")

eccentric

odd or abnormal; away from what is consider normal, which is considered "in the center"

egocentric

self-centered; to think the world revolves around you

mutable

changeable

immutable

not able to be changed

exorbitant

out of this world--or far from what all reason would suggest is right

uncivilized

not civilized; behaving in a rude, unsophisticated manner

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