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"Flowers of Algernon":Vocabulary List

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Vacuous
Empty; lacking intelligence, stupid
Admonish
To correct gently but earnestly
Naivete
The quality of being inexperienced or unsophisticated
Paradoxical
Contradictory
Shrew
A woman with a violent, scolding, or nagging temperament
Cower
To cringe in fear
Degenerate
A depraved, corrupt, or vicious person
Docile
Giving in to supervision, direction, or management; willing to be taught
Erratic
Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity, having no fixed course, wandering
Flail
To move vigorously or erratically; thrash about
Imperceptible
Impossible or difficult to percieve by the mind or senses
Regress
To return to an earlier state of behavior; to go back; move backward
Juxtaposition
To place in a position for contrast
Labyrinth
A maze
Luminescent
Giving off light
Introspective
Thinking about one's feeling or ideas; self examining
Tangible
Capable of being touched
Refute
To prove to be false or erroneous
Impaired
Damaged or weakened
Apathy
Lack of interest or concern