Vocabulary 3

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Anachronism

(N) the state or condition of being chronologically out of place

Apposite

(A) highly pertinent or appropriate: Relevant

confabulate

(v) to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication

desuetude

(N) discontinuance from use or exercise: DISUSE

Desultory

(A) marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose ;disappointing in progress, performance, or quality

discourse

(N) verbal interchange of ideas; especially, a mode of organizing knowledge, ideas, or experience that is rooted in language and its concrete contexts: CONVERSATION

discrete

(A) constituting a separate entity, consisting of distinct or unconnected elements

dissemble

(V) to hide under a false appearance: to put on the appearance of : SIMULATE

draconian

(A) CRUEL: SEVERE

effulgent

(A) displaying radiant splendor

enmity

(N) positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will: animosity, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor

extrapolate

(V) to project, extend, or expand into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area: to predict by projecting past experience or known data

facile

(A) easily accomplished or attained : SHALLOW, SIMPLISTIC

fungible

(A) Interchangeable

galvanize

(V) to stimulate or excite as if by an electric shock

hysteria

(N) behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess (from Greek Hysterikos women)

interstice

(N) - a : a space that intervenes between things; especially : one between closely spaced things a gap or break in something generally continuous : a short space of time between events

intractable

(A) not easily governed, managed, or directed
: not easily manipulated or wrought : not easily relieved or cured: unruly

inviolable

(A) secure from violation or profanation : secure from assault or trespass : UNASSAILABLE

liminal

(A) of or relating to a sensory threshold: barely perceptible: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition TRANSITIONAL

marginalize

(V) to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position within a society or group

masticate

(V) to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth : CHEW
: to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading

misogyny

(n) a hatred of women

multifarious

(a)having or occurring in great variety : DIVERSE

nefarious

(a) flagrantly wicked or impious : EVIL

opprobrium

(N) something that brings disgrace: public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or viciousb : CONTEMPT, REPROACH

parsimonious

(A) frugal to the point of stinginess: SPARING, RESTRAINED

patriarchy

(N) control by men of a disproportionately large share of power: a society or institution organized according to the principles or practices of patriarchy

sacrosanct

(A) most sacred or holy :treated as if holy : immune from criticism or violation

sagacious

(a) keen in sense perception: of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment :DISCERNING

sinuous

(a) of a serpentine or wavy form : WINDINGb : marked by strong lithe movements

visceral

(A) Not intellectual

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