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50 terms

Brissman 1st year 3 & 5 Review [Scaffold-stripped]

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transient
one who or that which is only of temporary existence; in constant movement
resonant
a rich vibrating sound
antipathy
a strong dislike
contradict
to give opposing words; to give an idea only later to give an opposing idea
malaria
potentially deadly disease most often transmitted by tropical mosquitoes
omniscient
all-knowing (like a god)
omnipotent
all-powerful (like a god)
omnibus
containing or including many different items ("put it all on the bus and let's go!")
console
to help alleviate the grief, sense or loss, or pain of another
segregate
to separate groups of people
circumspect
cautious, such that one looks around carefully
artisan
a worker who practices a trade or handicraft
artifice
trickery or deception; an artful strategum; to present a false image
abrogate
to ask that something be removed or taken away; to annul
disavow
to deny responsibility for
retrogress
stepping backwards (the opposite of progress); growing worse in performance
retrograde
stepping backwards (e.g., retrograde fashion looks to the past for fashion inspiration and styles)
dystrophy
a condition produced by faulty or poor nutrition; a wasting away
malice
the desire to cause pain, injury or harm to another
malady
an illness
commiserate
at least two people feeling sad together, sharing misery
calligraphy
beautiful writing
predisposition
susceptibility; tendency beforehand
incredulous
not believing what is seen or heard
credulous
believing what is seen or heard
infrastructure
the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization)
paradox
an opinion that seems to be true but is actually false, and vice versa
intermediary
one who finds an agreement between two groups
diameter
the measurement across an object, passing through the center
extraneous
something unneeded; excess materials
ingenuous
innocent or naïve; in a birth-like state
ingenius
highly original; creatively brilliant; in a state where the mind gives birth to original thoughts or ideas
heterogeneous
a grouping containing people of different backgrounds and origins
homogeneous
a grouping containing people of similar backgrounds and origins
prenatal
before birth
bibliophile
one who loves reading books
psychosomatic
when the mind imagines that something is wrong with the body (but in truth nothing is physically wrong)
melancholy
sadness and/or depression (we associate the color black with extreme sadness or despair)
rupture
a breaking apart or tearing
conspire
to join a common agreement, often in secret
pedicure
care for the feet, toes, and nails
curator
one who has the care and superintendence of something
inference
drawing a conclusion from facts or premises (one "carries" an idea away from a series of observations)
deference
yielding to another's argument or wishes ("I'll put down my idea and go with yours.")
eccentric
odd or abnormal; away from what is consider normal, which is considered "in the center"
egocentric
self-centered; to think the world revolves around you
mutable
changeable
immutable
not able to be changed
exorbitant
out of this world--or far from what all reason would suggest is right
uncivilized
not civilized; behaving in a rude, unsophisticated manner