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Vocabulary from The God Delusion

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Overture (noun) An introductory section or part, as of a poem; a prelude; An act, offer, or proposal that indicates readiness to undertake a course of action or open a relationship. (verb) To present as an introduction or proposal.
Excise to expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text; To remove by or as if by cutting
inane empty; void; lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly
anthropic principle says that the seemingly arbitrary and unrelated constants in physics have one strange thing in common--these are precisely the values you need if you want to have a universe capable of producing life.
gratuitous Given, done, bestowed or received without payment or obligation; free; Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified
propitious Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious; kindly; gracious
fecundity (adj: fecund) fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth; abundant production
profligate Recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant; dissolute
Dissolute Lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices.
haphazard Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance; characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness
subvert To destroy completely; ruin; To undermine the character, morals, or allegiance of; corrupt
ambivalent uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; mixed feelings or emotions
divest to strip or deprive (someone or something), esp. of property or rights; dispossess; to rid of or free from
permute to alter or change; to change to order of
balk To refuse obstinately or abruptly; to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified
abdicate to renounce or relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
yoctosecond one septillionth (10-24) of a second
a fortiori for a still stronger reason; even more certain; all the more.
gibe to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer; to taunt or deride
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