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The Bluest Eye Vocabulary 2

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fastidious
careful, meticulous attention to detail; difficult to please; exacting
solicitude
care or concern, as for the well-being of another
fabricate
to make; create; to concoct in order to deceive
sullen
showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky; gloomy or somber in tone
litany
1. any long and tedious address or recital
2. a liturgical prayer consisting of a series of petitions recited by a leader alternating with fixed
responses by the congregation.
belligerent
inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive; warlike
misanthrope
one who hates or mistrusts humankind
antipathy
a strong feeling of hatred, aversion or repugnance
insurgent
adj -- rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
n. -- One who is insurgent.
predilection
a partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference
indolent
disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy
acquisition
1. the act of acquiring or getting something
2. something acquired or gained
acquiescence
passive agreement without protest (verb = acquiesce)
shorn
1. cut or clipped (as with shears)
2. deprived of as if by removing
ambiance
the special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment
frivolous
unworthy of serious attention; trivial; silly
colloquial
informal or conversational in language
colloquialism
an informal, colloquial expression; slang
trivialize
to make or cause to appear trivial or unimportant
condone
To excuse, overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense)
depravity
moral corruption or degradation
fallacy
1. A false notion
2. A statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference
fallacious
1. containing or based on a fallacy: a fallacious assumption.
2. tending to mislead; deceptive: fallacious testimony.
internalize
to make internal or personal; to take in and make an integral part of one's attitudes or beliefs