Hathaway Vocab 3

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anomaly

(n) something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified

banal

(adj) stresses the complete absence of freshness, novelty, or immediacy

moot

(adj) a. open to question, debatable; subjected to discussion
b. deprived of practical significance : made abstract or purely academic

satiate

(v) to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess

sophomoric

(adj) conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature

vindicate

(v) to free from allegation or blame, to exculpate*

exculpate*

(v) to clear from blame; prove innocent

astute

(adj) having or showing shrewdness and perspicacity*

perspicacity*

(n) the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly

exhort

(v) (transitive sense) to incite by argument or advice : urge strongly

malcontent

(adj) dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs : discontented

puerile

(adj) juvenile : childish, silly

quandary

(n) a state of perplexity or doubt

unequivocal

(n) a. leaving no doubt : unambiguous
b. unquestionable

cacophony

(n) a. harsh or discordant sound : dissonance
b.specifically : harshness in the sound of words or phrases

caricature

(n) exaggeration by means of often ludicrous* distortion of parts or characteristics

ludicrous*

(adj) broadly or extravagantly humorous; completely devoid of wisdom or good sense

ascribe

(v) to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author

pertinent

(adj) having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand

tenuous

(adj) having little substance or strength; flimsy, weak

whet

(v) to make keen or more more acute : excite, stimulate

conundrum

(n) a. a question or problem having only a conjectural* answer
b. an intricate and difficult problem

conjectural*

(adj) based on guesswork or incomplete evidence

admonish

(v) to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous* manner

solicitous*

(adj) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

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