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20 terms

Hunter-Catcher Vocab

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ambivalent
(adj.): uncertain, especially characterized by the inability to make a choice between two options
cynic
(n.): person who distrusts the motives of others, tending to believe humans are motivated by selfishness
despondent
(adj.): feeling or showing profound hopelessness
digression
(n.): deviation from the central theme
disillusionment
(n.): loss of or freedom from one's misperceptions about reality
glib
(adj.): fluent, yet thoughtless
pedagogical
(adj.): related to methods of teaching
platitude
(n.): a flat, dull remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh and profound
pretentious
(adj.): characterized by a false show of importance or of pretended dignity
profane
(adj.): characterized by irreverence for God or sacred things
reprehensible
(adj.): blameworthy; deserving of reproof
satirize
(v.): to attack or ridicule by exposing hypocrisy or folly
temperance
(n.): moderation or self-restraint in action; self-control
fortitude
(n.): patient courage under affliction; moral strength or endurance
infamy
(n.): evil reputation; strong condemnation as the result of a shameful or criminal act
insidious
(adj.): intended to entrap or beguile; stealthily deceitful
malinger
(v.): to pretend illness, especially in order to avoid work
deferential
(adj.): yielding in judgment or opinion to another
obtuse
(adj.): dull in perception, feeling or intellect
solipsistic
(adj.): believing that or behaving as though only the self exists or can be proved to exist