32 terms

Vocabulary 3

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Anachronism
(N) the state or condition of being chronologically out of place
Apposite
(A) highly pertinent or appropriate: Relevant
confabulate
(v) to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication
desuetude
(N) discontinuance from use or exercise: DISUSE
Desultory
(A) marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose ;disappointing in progress, performance, or quality
discourse
(N) verbal interchange of ideas; especially, a mode of organizing knowledge, ideas, or experience that is rooted in language and its concrete contexts: CONVERSATION
discrete
(A) constituting a separate entity, consisting of distinct or unconnected elements
dissemble
(V) to hide under a false appearance: to put on the appearance of : SIMULATE
draconian
(A) CRUEL: SEVERE
effulgent
(A) displaying radiant splendor
enmity
(N) positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will: animosity, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor
extrapolate
(V) to project, extend, or expand into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area: to predict by projecting past experience or known data
facile
(A) easily accomplished or attained : SHALLOW, SIMPLISTIC
fungible
(A) Interchangeable
galvanize
(V) to stimulate or excite as if by an electric shock
hysteria
(N) behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess (from Greek Hysterikos women)
interstice
(N) - a : a space that intervenes between things; especially : one between closely spaced things a gap or break in something generally continuous : a short space of time between events
intractable
(A) not easily governed, managed, or directed
: not easily manipulated or wrought : not easily relieved or cured: unruly
inviolable
(A) secure from violation or profanation : secure from assault or trespass : UNASSAILABLE
liminal
(A) of or relating to a sensory threshold: barely perceptible: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition TRANSITIONAL
marginalize
(V) to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position within a society or group
masticate
(V) to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth : CHEW
: to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading
misogyny
(n) a hatred of women
multifarious
(a)having or occurring in great variety : DIVERSE
nefarious
(a) flagrantly wicked or impious : EVIL
opprobrium
(N) something that brings disgrace: public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or viciousb : CONTEMPT, REPROACH
parsimonious
(A) frugal to the point of stinginess: SPARING, RESTRAINED
patriarchy
(N) control by men of a disproportionately large share of power: a society or institution organized according to the principles or practices of patriarchy
sacrosanct
(A) most sacred or holy :treated as if holy : immune from criticism or violation
sagacious
(a) keen in sense perception: of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment :DISCERNING
sinuous
(a) of a serpentine or wavy form : WINDINGb : marked by strong lithe movements
visceral
(A) Not intellectual