Flowers for Algernon- List #1 and 2

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fissures

n- a long narrow opening or crack

refute

v- to prove to be false

tangible

adj- observable; understandable

introspective

adj- capable looking into one's own thoughts or feelings

obscure

v,adj- not clear; hidden from view

vacuous

adj- empty, dolt

specter

n- a visible spirt, ghost, or scary thought

amnesia

n- a loss of a large portion of memory

naive

adj-simple in nature; gullible, easily duped

convolutions

n- one of the cortex, folded parts of the brain

pompous

adj-ostentaious display of arrogance; haughty or extreme self-confidence

stimulus

n-something which incites the action or reaction

affront

n- an offensive action or word to cause one harm

parodoxical

adj- a self-contradictory statement

docile

adj- easily managed or handled; pleasant personality

baroque

adj- extravagantly ornate or florid in style; lavish architecture from 17th century Italy

marooned

v- abandoned; stranded on an island or desolate place

avert

v- to turn away or aside; to distract someone's attention

animated

adj- full of life, action, or spirit

platonic

adj- liking someone as a friend but not romantically; comes from Plato

interim

n- an intervening time; in the middle

depraved

adj- corrupt, wicked or perverted in some way

euphemism

n- the substitution of a mild, indirect or nice phrase for something offensive or crass

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