Vocabulary 13 & 14

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nirvana

a condition of great peace or happiness

nonentity

a person or thing of little importance

non sequitur

something that does not logically follow

nubile

a female suitable for marriage in regard to age and physical development

obdurate

stubborn, hardhearted

obfuscate

to confuse; to bewilder

obloquy

strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism

obsequious

excessively submissive or overly attentive

obviate

to prevent; to get around

offal

garbage; waste parts

olfactory

appertaining to smell

onerous

burdensome; heavy; hard to endure

onus

a burden, responsibility, obligation

optimum

the best, the most favorable, the ideal

opulent

rich, luxurious; wealthy

orifice

mouth; opening

orthography

correct spelling

paleontology

a science dealing with prehistoric life through study of fossils

palliate

to ease, to lessen, to soothe

panache

self-confidence; a showy manner

pandemic

general, widespread

panegyric

an expression of praise

paradigm

a model, an example

parochial

local; narrow; limited

parody

a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner

paroxysm

a sudden outburst; a fit

patent

evident or obvious

peccadillo

a minor offense, a misdeed

pecuniary

pertaining to money; financial

pedantic

tending to show off one's learning

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