english 50 word

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perfunctory

adj-done with no effort or thought

abysmal

adj-terrible, extremely bad; very deep

solipsistic

adj-beleiving only oneself exsists; highly self centered

ostentatious

adj-flashy, intended to impress others

parasile

n-someone who without giving anything back, benefits from others

saprophytic

living on dead or decaying organic matter

indigent

adj-extremely poor, lacking necesities of life

gauche

unsophisticated, make social situations difficult

taciturn

adj-inclined to be untalkative

haridan

n- mean old woman

epic

adj- large scale, heroic, grand in scale or scope

schadenfreude

n- satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone misfortune

palindrome

a word or phrase spelled indenticaly backward or fowards

juxtaposed

verb- to place side by side to show contrast

turgid

adj--- swollen

troglodytic

adj- living in a cave, an old, outmoded way or thinking/living

persiflage

noun-- playful, teasing talk, done in light tone

esophoric

adj- cross eyed

banal

common place, ordinary to the point of being uninteresting

philistine

one with no knowledge or interest in culture

procrastinator

one who delays in doing something, or postpone work, often out of laziness

dissembles

verb-- to hide ones reason for saying or doing, something to conceal ones feelings or beleifs

vicariously

adj-- experienced through imagined participation in actions or accomplishments of other people

eponym

noun-- a word based on or derived from a persons name

sanguine

adj-- enthuisiasticaly optimistic

anodyne

noun- a pain killer
adj- unlikely to provoke

ambivalence

adj- lacking the ability to decide having general mixed feelings about something

fastidious

adj- characterized by heightened attention to detail, hard to please

captious

adj- hard to please finding fault and raising trivial objections

distended

verb- to swell as a result of interior pressure

advocate/advocated

verb- to support publicly
noun- a public supporter

utilitarian

adj- useful rather than make pretty or showy

deprave

verb- to make immoral, to corrupt

polygamy

noun- the state or practice of having multiple spouses

predatory

adj- characterized by exploited or victimized others

flippant

adj- marked by or displaying disrespectful or innapropriate levity

vestigial

adj- showing a trace of something no longer exists or is no longer practiced

grandiloquent

adj- expressed in an elaborate or pompous style

askew

adj- not level or even

obtuse

adj- show to understand or perceive, difficult to understand

asinine

adj- stupid foolish

monomanical

adj- excessively obsessed with one particular thing to exclusion of everything else

anachronism

noun-- something or someone in the wrong time period

hedonist

noun- one who embraces the idea that sensual pleasure is the aim in life

soporific

adj- boring or monotonious inducing sleep

cacaphanous

noun- harsh sounding composed of disagreeable sounds

mawkish

adj- excessively and overly sentimental so much so that nausea or loathing can result

apotheosis

noun- elevation of a person to godlike status, ideal example

superfluos

adj- unnecessary, more than needed

paradox

noun- a statement that is seemingly contradictory or absurd, and yet may be true

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