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Unit 6 Vocabulary Definitions Level G (Grimm Exam)

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abject
(adj.) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
agnostic
(n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj.) without faith, skeptical
complicity
(n.) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
diatribe
(n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
effigy
(n.) a crude image of a despised person
inane
(adj.) silly, empty of meaning or value
indictment
(n.) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
indubitable
(adj.) certain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent
(adj.) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
motif
(n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte
(n.) a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity
(n.) keeness in observing and understanding
plenary
(n.) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
surveillance
(n.) a watch kept over a peron; careful, close, and disciplined observation
testy
(adj.) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exaperation