"Flowers of Algernon":Vocabulary List

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Vacuous

Empty; lacking intelligence, stupid

Admonish

To correct gently but earnestly

Naivete

The quality of being inexperienced or unsophisticated

Paradoxical

Contradictory

Shrew

A woman with a violent, scolding, or nagging temperament

Cower

To cringe in fear

Degenerate

A depraved, corrupt, or vicious person

Docile

Giving in to supervision, direction, or management; willing to be taught

Erratic

Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity, having no fixed course, wandering

Flail

To move vigorously or erratically; thrash about

Imperceptible

Impossible or difficult to percieve by the mind or senses

Regress

To return to an earlier state of behavior; to go back; move backward

Juxtaposition

To place in a position for contrast

Labyrinth

A maze

Luminescent

Giving off light

Introspective

Thinking about one's feeling or ideas; self examining

Tangible

Capable of being touched

Refute

To prove to be false or erroneous

Impaired

Damaged or weakened

Apathy

Lack of interest or concern

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