Upward Bound Randy 2

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allusion

a reference to another work of literature, person, or event; an indirect reference

austere

severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave; ascetic; bare

averse

reluctant; opposed; unwilling

dossier

a set of papers containing information etc., about a person or a particular matter

elision

a deliberate act of omission of a part or parts

evoke

to call forth; to bring to mind

facade

a deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation; the face or front of a building

diffidence

lack of self-confidence

hydra

in Greek mythology, a monster with nine heads; a multifaceted problem that can't be eradicated by a single effort.

indelible

impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent; memorable

middling

of medium size, position, or quality; mediocre in quality

morbid

gruesome; grisly; of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased

myriad

constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others; showy; pretentious; displaying wealth

pedagogy

the art or profession of teaching

prologue

introductory remarks in a speech, play or literary work; an introductory action

prophecy

a prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration

rote

a memorizing process using routine or repetition; by repetition ... 'learn by rote'

svelte

slim; slender or graceful in figure

wan

unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress

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