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19 terms

PR 3 Section 6

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patronizing
treating with condescension, acting superior
cohesive
sticking or holding together; unified
assertive
acting with confidence and force
discerning
able to notice very subtle differences; showing good judgement

(ex. Walter knows a lot about fine wines, and he has very ~ taste.)
fabricate
to make up something artificial or untrue

(ex. ~ an excuse)
disparage
to speak of negatively; to belittle
acclaim
to praise enthusiastically
fortuitous
occurring by happy chance

(ex. It is very ~ that I won the lottery, because I was on the verge of bankruptcy!)
inadvertent
unintentional; accidental

(ex. The pilot ~ly crashed the plane when he fell asleep at the wheel)
auspicious
favorable, indicative of good outcomes

(ex. Meeting a black cat is supposed to be in~. Some people think that something bad will happen.)
optimal
most desirable or satisfactory

(ex. The ~ solution to the Rubik's Cube takes only 20 steps!)
candid
characterized by directness in manner or speech; honest and frank

(ex. This photo is ~ because we did not pose for the photographer; this is honestly what we look like.)
brusque
having a rude, abrupt manner

(ex. The ~ man with the cigar growled, "Buzz off!" when I tried to ask him for the time)
enigma
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle

(ex. For many years, scientists did not know about evolution. The existence of difference species was an ~)
nebula
a huge cloud of dust and gas in space
effusive
showing excessive emotion; overflowing

(ex. The team's defeat caused Jason to sob ~ly)
exorbitant
unreasonably high; excessive

(ex. The cost of buying this giant Gundam robot would be ~)
infinitesimal
infinitely or immeasurably small

(ex. This gun isn't exactly ~, but it sure is very tiny!)
inscrutable
(1) incapable of being understood
(ex. The inscrutable man is a complete mystery to me.)

(2) impossible to see through physically

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