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Vocabulary 13 & 14

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nirvana
a condition of great peace or happiness
nonentity
a person or thing of little importance
non sequitur
something that does not logically follow
nubile
a female suitable for marriage in regard to age and physical development
obdurate
stubborn, hardhearted
obfuscate
to confuse; to bewilder
obloquy
strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism
obsequious
excessively submissive or overly attentive
obviate
to prevent; to get around
offal
garbage; waste parts
olfactory
appertaining to smell
onerous
burdensome; heavy; hard to endure
onus
a burden, responsibility, obligation
optimum
the best, the most favorable, the ideal
opulent
rich, luxurious; wealthy
orifice
mouth; opening
orthography
correct spelling
paleontology
a science dealing with prehistoric life through study of fossils
palliate
to ease, to lessen, to soothe
panache
self-confidence; a showy manner
pandemic
general, widespread
panegyric
an expression of praise
paradigm
a model, an example
parochial
local; narrow; limited
parody
a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner
paroxysm
a sudden outburst; a fit
patent
evident or obvious
peccadillo
a minor offense, a misdeed
pecuniary
pertaining to money; financial
pedantic
tending to show off one's learning