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Noumena List Set 7

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misconstrue
v. interpret incorrectly; misjudge
misgiving
n. doubts
mnemonic
adj. pertaining to memory
mock
v. ridicule; imitate, often in derision
momentous
adj. very important
monetary
adj. pertaining to the coinage or currency of a country
monotony
n. sameness leading to boredom
motley
adj. multi-colored; mixed
multifarious
adj. varied; greatly diversified
myriad
n. very large number
mystify
v. bewilder purposely
nepotism
n. favoritism
nihilist
n. one who believes traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist
nomadic
adj. wandering
nonplus
v. bring to halt by confusion; perplex
nostalgia
n. homesickness; longing for the past
nuptial
adj. related to marriage
oblique
adj. indirect; slanting
oblivious
adj. inattentive or unmindful; wholly absorbed
obscure
adj. dark; vague; unclear
obsequious
adj. slavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic
olfactory
adj. concerning the sense of smell
omniscient
adj. all-knowing
onset
n. beginning; attack
ordain
v. decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine
orthodox
adj. traditional; conservative in belief
oscillate
v. vibrate pendulum-like; waver
ostensible
adj. apparent; professed; pretended
outlandish
adj. bizarre; peculiar; unconventional
outspoken
adj. candid; blunt
overt
adj. open to view
pacify
v. soothe; make calm or quite; subdue
palette
n. board on which painter mixes pigments
pandemonium
n. wild tumult
pantomime
n. acting without dialogue
paradox
n. something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
paragon
n. model of perfection
parallelism
n. state of being parallel; similarity
parochial
adj. narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes
pastoral
adj. rural
patent
adj. open for the public to read; obvious
pecuniary
adj. pertaining to money
pedagogy
n. teaching; art of education
pedantic
adj. showing off learning; bookish
pejorative
adj. negative in connotation; having a belittling effect
penitent
adj. repentant
pensive
adj. dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative
persona
n. public personality or facade
pertinent
adj. to the point; relevant
peruse
v. read with care