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20 terms

RANDY SAT 4

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anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
disingenuous
not straightforward or candid; insincere; crafty
disparate
fundamentally different; entirely unalike
dissuade
to persuade someone not to do something
ephemera
anything short-lived; items designed to be useful or important for only a short time (the adjective form of this word is ephemeral)
iconoclasm
image breaking; a challenge to or overturning of traditional beliefs, customs, and values, any movement against the religious use of images
imperative
(if used as a noun) something which is absolutely necessary
ineptitude
unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training; clumsiness
mundane
ordinary, commonplace
palatable
agreeable to the taste; suitable for consumption
palliative
remedy that alleviates pain without curing; moderating
pejorative
disparaging, belittling, insulting (a pejorative comment)
peripatetic
wandering from place to place, especially on foot
philistine
a person smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
purloin
to take dishonestly; to steal; pilfer
reiteration
the act of repeating over and again
serendipitous
come upon or found by accident; fortuitous
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
veneration
regarding with deep respect
venue
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting); location