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PIDIA- Mid Terms Vocabs
Terms in this set (30)
Passive agreement without objection. Assent or compliance w/ a request.
lack of respect; rudeness.
Reckless confidence that may be offensive. Brashness; reckless disregard of danger or unpleasant consequences.
Ravenously hungry. Desiring or consuming things in great quantities. Eager or enthusiastic about an activity.
Someone with an unreasonable fear or dislike of foreign people or foreign things.
Unable or unwilling to believe something. Unconvinced, or demonstrating disbelief.
Causing a sharp sense of sadness, pity, or regret. Appealing to the emotions. Acutely painful or affecting.
polite respect or submission to the judgment, opinion, or wishes of another. The act of yielding to another higher, senior, or more authoritative person.
Continuing unstopped for a long time. (Latin root without end. )
Facilitate, v.To help along in order to make something easy, or easier to do. To decrease resistance in order to ease the flow of information, or the progress of someone or something.
To show that someone or something played a part in or is connected to an activity, such as a crime. To imply or involve something as a consequence.
Appearing believable; likely to be true, at least in a superficial sense. Persuasive in speech or writing. Pleasing but deceptive.
To harass someone and make them feel embattled and under pressure. To constantly confront with obstacles. To besiege (surround with an army).
To make an offense or crime less serious or more excusable. To lessen harshness, severity, violence, impact, or degree.
Plethora, nounA very large amount or number, vast quantity, oversupply, especially an excessive amount.
Intended to be humorous, but often silly or inappropriate. Playful and communicated in jest. That which is frivolous or wryly humorous
verb To free or liberate from slavery, restraint, oppression, or bondage
verb To identify with and understand another's feelings, emotions, and challenges.
adjective Difficult to find, catch, understand, perceive, comprehend, or describe. Not easily recalled or understood.
verb To make something legally invalid or ineffective; to cancel something out.
noun Someone or something that is not easily explained; that which is puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, or ambiguous. Enigmas, dilemmas, mysteries, and conundrums all involve situations that are difficult to explain or solve.
adjective Eager to follow wishes or orders. Bending to the will of another; servile.
Incapable of being explained, justified, or interpreted.
A condensed version of text; an outline or summary of principal points.
The tendency to see only the negative or worst aspects of a situation or circumstance. The expectation that only bad or unpleasant things will happen.
Experienced through another person, via sympathy or imagination. To gain pleasure from actions not one's own.
Worthy of severe condemnation, censure, and denunciation. Also, wretched or grievous because of neglect, poverty, or misfortune
Having two or more meaning, unclear
Secret or sneaky, especially in terms of actions and acquisitions.
About to happen, or threatening to happen
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