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McCormick Vocab #6

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Abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
Agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
Complicity
participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
Derelict
deserted or abandoned as by an owner
Diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
effigy
a crude image of a despised person
equity
justice, fairness, impartiality
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
indictment
an accusation of wrongdoing
indubitable
certain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent
stopping and starting at irregular intervals
moot
open to argument or debate
motif
a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
neophyte
a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity
keenness in observing and understanding
plenary
complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
surveillance
close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
sylvan
relating to or characteristic of wooded regions
testy
easily irritated or annoyed
travesty
a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion