Vocabulary Unit 10

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Acumen

(n.) keenness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgement

Adjudicate

(v.)to act as judge in a matter; to settle through the use of a judge or legal tribune

Anachronism

(n.) a chronological misplacing of events, objects, customs, or persons in regard to each other

Apocryphal

(adj.) of doubtful or questionable authenticity

Disparity

(n.) a difference or inequality in age, rank, degree amount, or quality; a dissimilarity, unlikeness

Dissimulate

(v.) to hide or disguise one's true thoughts, feelings, or intentions

Empirical

(adj.) derived from, dependent upon, or guided by practical experience, observation, or experiment, rather than by theory; so verifiable

Flamboyant

(adj.) highly elaborate or ornate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant or bold

Fulsome

(adj.) offensively insincere or excessive; disgusting, sickening

Immolate

(v.) to kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire; to destroy of renounce for the sake of another

Imperceptible

(adj.) extremely slight; incapable of being percieved by the senses or the mind

lackey

(n.) a uniformed male servant; a servile follower

Liaison

(n.) the contact or means of communication between groups; someone acting as such a contact; any close relationship; a thickening or binding agent used in cooking

Monolithic

(adj.) characterized by massiveness, solidness, and total uniformity

Mot Juste

(n.) the most suitable exact word or expression

Nihilism

(n.) a total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism

Patrician

(n.) a member of the ruling; a person of high or noble rank or of prominent social standing; (adj.) belonging to, befitting, or characteristic of such a person

Propitiate

(v.) to make someone or something favorably inclined toward oneself; to conciliate, satisfy, or appease

Sic

(adv.) thus so; intentionally written so

Sublimate

(v.) to redirect the energy of a biological or instinctual impulse into a higher or more acceptable channel

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