McCormick Vocab #6

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Abject

utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched

Agnostic

one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality

Complicity

participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)

Derelict

deserted or abandoned as by an owner

Diatribe

an abusive, condemnatory speech

effigy

a crude image of a despised person

equity

justice, fairness, impartiality

inane

without sense or meaning; silly

indictment

an accusation of wrongdoing

indubitable

certain, not to be doubted or denied

intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

moot

open to argument or debate

motif

a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors

neophyte

a new convert, beginner, novice

perspicacity

keenness in observing and understanding

plenary

complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members

surveillance

close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

sylvan

relating to or characteristic of wooded regions

testy

easily irritated or annoyed

travesty

a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion

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