51 terms

PR Vocab 1

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candid
completely honest; straightforward
conjecture
inference; guesswork
didactic
instructive
euphemism
vague term substituted for a more harsh term
extrapolate
to infer
incoherent
lacking cohesion
insinuate
to imply
lucid
easily understood; clear
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
acumen
quickness; accuracy; and keenness of judgemt or insight
adroit
deft
ascertain
to find out
astute
clever
circumspect
careful; prudent
disseminate
to scatter widely
erudition
deep, extensive learning
husbandry
the application of scientific principles to agriculture
pedantic
excessively concerned with book learning
perspicacious
clear-sighted
pragmatic
practical
precocious
exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude
prospectus
formal proposal
rudimentary
basic; elementary
abstruse
difficult to understand
callous
unfeeling
convoluted
complex
enigma
a puzzle; a mystery; a riddle
inscrutable
difficult to fathom or understand
reticent
inclined to keep silent
staid
unemotional
arcane
known or understood by only a few
assimilate
to absorb or become absorbed; to make similar
autonomy
independence
cosmopolitan
worldly; widely sophisticated
derivative
something that comes from another source
entourage
a group of attendants or associates
esoteric
intented for or understood by only a small group
gaffe
a clumsy social error
idiosyncrasy
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
insular
isolated
orthodox
adhering to the traditional or established
potentate
monarch
castigate
to scold or harshly criticize
censure
to issue official blame
denounce
to condemn openly
reclusive
to seek or prefer isolation or seclusion
relinquish
to retire from; give up or abandon
renounce
to give especially by formal announcement
vituperative
marked by condemnation
circumscribe
to draw a circle around; to restrict
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary; touching