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20 terms

Unit 12

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non sequitur
[n] an inference/conclusion that doesn't follow from facts/premises
narcissism
[n] excessive self-love, absorption in oneself
labyrinth
[n] bewildering maze, any confusing/complicated stituation
fulsome
[adj] offensively insincere/excessive; disgusting, sickening
augur
[v] to predict, forshadow, bode; [n] a prophet/seer
impinge
[v] to encroach, intrude, or infringe upon; to make an impression on; to strike against/collide with violent
apposite
[adj] appropiate, suitable; apt.
debilitate
[v] to make weak/feeble, incapacitate
vagary
[n] unpredictable, erratic, or seemingly purposeless action, occurance, or notion
xenophobia
[n] undue or unreasonable fear, hatred, or contempt of foreigners/strangers/or what is foreign/strange
viable
[adj] capable of living/developing under normal circumstances; practical, feasible
rapport
[n] close and harmonious relationship of mutal trust/affinity
pastiche
[n] dramatic, musical, or literary work made of bits and pieces from other sources; a medley; imitation; hodge podge
utilitarian
[adj] stressing practicality over other considerations; relating to belief that what's good/desirable is determined purely by usefulness
precarious
[adj] very uncertain/unstable; dangerous/risky; dependent on & liable to be lost at will of another
parsimonious
[adj] excessively frugal, misery, stingy
classify
[v] to arrange/organize into categories; to limit the availability of (something) to authorized person
expound
[v] to explain in detail
immaculate
[adj] spotless, pure; without blemish/fault
bromide
[n] platitude, cliche, a trite or commonplace remark; a boring, unoriginal person; a sedative; any compound or bromine and another element (such as sodium bromide, NaBr, or potassium bromide, KBr, both which acts as sedatives)