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nash o random vocab 01

nash o random vocab 01
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indelible
cannot be removed, washed away or erased
lucid
(of language) transparently clear
inclination
a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
sublime
inspiring awe
reconcile
come to terms
seminal
containing seeds of later development
undulation
wave-like motion
stupendous
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
vindicated
freed from any question of guilt
abhor
find repugnant
repugnant
offensive to the mind
knell
the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
anomaly
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
concertina
free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
stereoscope
an optical device for viewing stereoscopic photographs
chagrined
strong feelings of embarrassment
underrate
make too low an estimate of
maxim
a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
repute
the state of being held in high esteem and honor
accede
to agree or express agreement
perilous
fraught with danger
propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
boon
a desirable state
bolster
support and strengthen
arbitrary
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
caprice
a sudden desire
vain
characteristic of false pride
ardent
characterized by intense emotion
lobby
a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
dawdle
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
despondent
without or almost without hope
itinerant
working for a short time in different places
elated
exultantly proud and joyful
exultant
to express great joy
pundit
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
subsidy
a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public
subside
wear off or die down
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
succinct
briefly giving the gist of something
prose
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
terse
brief and to the point
vignette
a brief literary description
literary
appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing
reverent
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
veneration
religious zeal
zeal
excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
fervor
feelings of great warmth and intensity
revel
take delight in
omnipresent
being present everywhere at once
detriment
a damage or loss
encroachment
influencing strongly
meticulous
marked by precise accordance with details
affiliation
the act of becoming formally connected or joined
wry
humorously sarcastic or mocking
disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
superfluous
more than is needed, desired, or required
diligent
characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks
anode
the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
synagogue
(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
bonanza
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
invigorate
impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
impart
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
vigor
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
glib
artfully persuasive in speech
auspicious
tending to favor or bring good luck
uncanny
beyond what is natural
cowbird
North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests
typhoid
serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration
sojourn
a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)