PART IB PREVIEW 21

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androgynous

adj. 1. Biology. Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic. 2. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance or behavior; unisex

baronial

adj. 1. Of or relating to a baron or barony. 2. Suited for or befitting a baron; stately and grand

capriciousness

noun form of capricious
adj. Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable.

inoculation

n. 1. The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. 2. Informal. A preemptive advertising tactic in which one party attempts to foresee and neutralize potentially damaging criticism from another party by being the first to confront troublesome issues.

jillionaire

noun form of jillion
n. An indeterminately huge number.

mediocrity

n. 1. The state or quality of being mediocre. 2. Mediocre ability, achievement, or performance. 3. One that displays mediocre qualities.

monasticism

n. The monastic life or system, especially as practiced in a monastery.

monostich

n. 1. A poem consisting of a single line. 2. A single line of poetry.

natatorial

adj. Of, relating to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming

Ponzi Scheme

n. An investment swindle in which high profits are promised from fictitious sources and early investors are paid off with funds raised from later ones.

recalculate

v. tr. To calculate again, especially in order to eliminate errors or to incorporate additional factors or data.

simplism

n. The tendency to oversimplify an issue of a problem by ignoring complexities or complications.

stichomythia

n. An ancient Greek arrangement of dialogue in drama, poetry, and disputation in which single lines of verse or parts of lines are spoken by alternate speakers.

trattoria

n. An informal restaurant or tavern serving simple Italian dishes.

unmortise

v. tr. 1. To loosen a mortised joint of. 2. To separate.

valvular

adj. Relating to, having, or operating by means of valves or valvelike parts.

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