MC Test Vocabulary

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Exposition

a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic; an exhibition

Vituperative

marked by harshly abusive criticism

Skeptical

marked by or given to doubt

Sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

Seditious

in opposition to a civil authority or government

Avaricious

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

Mordant

harshly ironic or sinister

Tangent

an abrupt digression or change of course

Condescending

possessing an attitude of superiority, patronizing

Infallible

incapable of failure or error

Vigilance

the process of paying close and continuous attention

Pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Perplexed

full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

Intemperance

immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, lack of restraint

Boughs

a main branch of a tree

Arbitrator

a person chosen to decide a dispute or settle differences, especially one formally empowered to examine the facts and decide the issue.

Cynical

showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, especially by actions that exploit the scruples of others.

Dogmatic

characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts

Drudgery

dull, irksome, and fatiguing work : uninspiring or menial labor

Ornate

elaborately or excessively decorated

Didactic

designed or intended to teach

Browbeat

to intimidate or disconcert by a stern manner or arrogant speec

Bellicose

inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

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