Flowers for Algernon Vocabulary

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absurd

So unreasonable as to be laughable; foolish or silly

hypothesis

possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question

impair

make worse or less effective

introspective

the quality of examining one's own mind or thoughts

naivete

quality of being innocent, unsophisticated; simple; uncultured; gullible

opportunist

a person who takes immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

proportional

properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics

regression

a return to a less developed condition

sensation

a state of widespread public excitement and interest

shrew

a mean, nagging woman

specialization

a focus on a particular activity or area of study

statistically

in terms of the principles used to analyze numerical data

syndrome

a group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterize or indicate a disease, disorder, abnormality, etc.

tangible

Able to be touched; having form and matter

vacuous

lacking ideas or intelligence

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