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TGD vocabb

The God Delusion Vocab II

QuestionAnswer
emasculated To deprive strength or vigor; weaken; effeminate
provenance place of origin; derivation
codify to arrange systematically
fatuous foolish or inane esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
formidable arousing apprehension, fear, dread, or alarm; inspiring admiration, awe or wonder; difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat.
truculent expressing bitter opposition; pugnacious; scathing; aggressively hostile
veridical veracious; coinciding with future events or apparently unknowable present realities
trepidation a state of alarm or dread; apprehension; trembling or quivering movement
pithy brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; terse; full of vigor or meaning
vitiate to reduce the value or impair the quality of; to corrupt morally; to make ineffective
quixotic extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; idealistic w/o regard to practicality; capricous; impulsive
guise general external appearance; semblance
spurious not genuine, authentic, or true; false
masquerade facad; pretense; false outward show
infelicity awkwardness, inaptness, or inappropriateness; as of
cadence Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory; A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
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