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23 terms

Flowers for Algernon- List #1 and 2

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fissures
n- a long narrow opening or crack
refute
v- to prove to be false
tangible
adj- observable; understandable
introspective
adj- capable looking into one's own thoughts or feelings
obscure
v,adj- not clear; hidden from view
vacuous
adj- empty, dolt
specter
n- a visible spirt, ghost, or scary thought
amnesia
n- a loss of a large portion of memory
naive
adj-simple in nature; gullible, easily duped
convolutions
n- one of the cortex, folded parts of the brain
pompous
adj-ostentaious display of arrogance; haughty or extreme self-confidence
stimulus
n-something which incites the action or reaction
affront
n- an offensive action or word to cause one harm
parodoxical
adj- a self-contradictory statement
docile
adj- easily managed or handled; pleasant personality
baroque
adj- extravagantly ornate or florid in style; lavish architecture from 17th century Italy
marooned
v- abandoned; stranded on an island or desolate place
avert
v- to turn away or aside; to distract someone's attention
animated
adj- full of life, action, or spirit
platonic
adj- liking someone as a friend but not romantically; comes from Plato
interim
n- an intervening time; in the middle
depraved
adj- corrupt, wicked or perverted in some way
euphemism
n- the substitution of a mild, indirect or nice phrase for something offensive or crass