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25 terms

Lesson 23

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ambulatory
able to walk or move around
anarchy
absence of government; a state of lawlessness
breadth
the width of something, comprehensive quality
cant
secret jargon or slang
circumscribed
restricted or limited
congeal
to solidify or to coagulate
demagogue
a person or leader who appeals to passions or prejudices
dissonance
unrelated and harsh combination of sounds, discord
dubious
doubtful; not clear
engrossed
completely occupied or absorbed
facilitate
to make less difficult
fledgling
an immature or inexperienced person, a young bird that is ready to fly
gilded
covered with gold or a golded color; having a background of wealth
graphic
vivid
introvert
one who turns inward and concentrates thoughts upon himself
jocular
jesting or joking
malcontent
a person who is constantly dissatisfied and discontented
misnomer
misnaming, use of a wrong name
obstinate
unyielding regardless of reason or logic
prevalent
generally or widely accepted, current, or practiced
prudent
wise and careful about practical matters
pulverize
to reduce into small pieces, to demolish
recapitulation
a summary
steadfastness
quality of being fixed with little chance of moving or changing
tactile
perceptible by touch; capable of being felt