S. J. Welsh Vocabulary # 8

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palindrome

N.-a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward

parody

N.-a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing

misanthrope

N.- person who hates all people

egocentric

adj.-self-centered with little regard for others

belligerent

adj.-characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

decadence

(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

aristocrat

N-a member of a rich and powerful family

dogmatic

Adj.-arrogant and stubborn about one's (often unproven) beliefs

bona fide

Adj.-genuine, sincere, authentic

genocide

N.-systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

eulogy

N.-speech in praise of someone

lucid

Adj.-clear; easy to understand

premonition

N.-an early warning about a future event

novice

N.-a beginner; one who is inexperienced

deride

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

innovative

adj. marked by a new or unusual way of doing things

repugnant

(adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

omniscient

Adj.-knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

stagnant

Adj.-not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull

benevolent

Adj.-generous in assistance to the poor

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