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English

TermDefinition
Disparate essentially different in kind, not allowing comparison
Recluse a person who lives in solitude, a hermit
Profuse extravagantly abundant, flowing freely
Meticulous taking great care
Lucid easily understood, mentally sound
Viable capable of working, functioning, or developing adequately
Stoic not showing passion or feeling, indifference
Predilection preference
Humane kind, compassionate, sympathetic, and considerate
Decadent decaying
Squalid filthy in apperance, sordid
Vexation discomfort or distress
Precarious dangerous, risky, not a secure situation
Indelible can not be removed, washed away or erased
Eulogy praise or tribute
Vindictive revengeful, spiteful
Preclude to make impossible
Paltry trifling; petty; worthless
Eclectic coming from a variety of diverse sources
Augment to make greater or to supplement
Incongruity nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
Guile deceitfulness, duplicity
Insularity qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion
Cursory superficial, casual, hastily done
Infamous having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
Insolence insulting or contemptuous behavior
Innate existing from birth, inborn
Austere strict, stern; unadorned, ascended
Banal common, ordinary, lacking freshness, hackneyed
Volatile quickly changeable, easily vaporized
Penchant a strong inclination
Equivocal ambiguous (usually intended to mislead)
Apathy a lack of concern or feeling, indifference
Empathy understanding or identification with another's feeling or situation
Auspicious favorable
Scrupulous very principled, very careful, and conscientious
Zeal enthusiasm, fervor
Sublime exalted, noble, uplifting
Circumspect careful to consider consequences, cautious, prudent
Provincial lacking sophistication, narrow-minded
Disdain Intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy
Aversion strong disinclination, disliking
Ostentatious showy, pretentious
Subtle delicate, elusive, not obvious
Revere to honor, to regard with respect
Taciturn quiet, not verbose
Reticence restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
Prolific abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity
Enigmatic mysterious, inexplicable, puzzling
Prologue Introductory remarks in a speech, play or literary work, introductory action
Recant to withdraw or to repudiate a statement or belief, revoke
Nullify to cause not to be in effect, to negate
Mitigate to cause, to become less harsh, or hostile; to make less severe
Vilify to malign, to defame, to utter abusive statements against
Daunt to intimidate, to dismay
Ominous threatening
Dogmatic strongly opinionated in an unwarranted
Euphemism substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is offensive
Impervious incapable of being entered or penetrated, not capable of being damaged
Perfunctory acting routinely with little interest
Amorphous shapeless, having no definite form
Efface to erase, to wear away
Calamity a serious event causing distress or misfortune
Levity excessive frivolity, flippancy
Impetuous violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
Created by: Miriam Becerra
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