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TermDefinition
abasement to have the lowest rank
bifurcate to split in half
coruscate to glitter or sparkle
dogmatic when someone stubornly refuses to change their opinion
expiedient to take the easy or fast way
felicity for someone to have great happiness
geriatrics when a doctor specializes in the care of elderly
herasy when someone introduces an unwelcomed change into a religion
ingratiate when someone tries really hard to please someone
juxtapose when someone or something is right next to each other
kleptomaniac when someone has uncontrollable urge to steal
laxity when someone is forgetful and carless
misdemeanor to commit a small crime
noncomformity inability to fit in or not fitting in
ostricize to exclude
paradox something that is impossible at first, but turns out to be true.
quixotic to be foolish
raucous to be loud and harsh
scintillate to twinkle or sparkle
truculent to be rude
ubiquitous to be everywhere
vacilate to not be able to decide
winsome cheerful,charming,bright
xenophobia to fear a stranger or foreigners
yammer to talk nonstop
zealot to believe that a product is the best in the world
Created by: samthompson