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16 terms

Vocab List #11

... Source: Quizlet definitions through the Princeton WordNet database.
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aquiline
curved down like an eagle's beak
blithe
carefree and happy and lighthearted, lacking or showing a lack of due concern
conundrum
a difficult problem
dotage
mental infirmity as a consequence of old age
factious
dissentious; relating or inclined to a state of faction
guttural
(of a speech sound) produced in the throat; harsh-sounding
indigenous
originating where it is found; native
lassitude
a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy; weariness or fatigue
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content, lacking definite form or limits
parody
humorous or satirical mimicry, a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; make a spoof of or make fun of
propensity
a natural inclination; a disposition to behave in a certain way; an inclination to do something
repugnance
1) intense aversion or disgust
2) the inconsistency or incompatibility of ideas or statements
repugnant
1) extremely distasteful, unacceptable
2) in conflict with, incompatible with
sloth
1) reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness
2) a slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees using its long limbs and hooked claws
tirade
a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
vicarious
suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; experienced at secondhand