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Vocab 1


spurned (v) reject with contempt or disdain "He spurned the jet"
disdain feeling that someone/something is not worth one's attention/consideration/respect "her upper lip curled in disdain"
furlough (n) leave of absence, especially for service/missionaries
tank fail completely/ or put aside/left on purpose/ "He tanked that job"
Sisyphean (of a task) Seemingly impossible to achieve/do
de rigueur something that is required by new norms/ fashion "it was de rigueur for bands to grow their hair long"
grapple fight without arms/ struggle with that "how do we grapple with it"
empirical something verified/observed by experience/experimentation rather than pure theory/logic can also mean - first hand "it was empirical evidence that rats respond to the beep"
behemoth a monster
convened to assemble/ order/ attend "he had convened a secret meeting of military personnel"
sleazy (of a person or situation) corrupt/immoral/sordid "a sleazy private detective"
morbid characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, - especially death and disease. "his morbid fascination with murders"
sordid 1.involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives 2.arousing moral distaste and contempt. "the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams" 3. dirty or squalid. "the overcrowded housing conditions were sordid and degrading"
mucky covered with dirt/filth "his mucky clothes"
squalid (of a place/area) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect. "squalid slums of mumbai"
hinky (of a person) dishonest or suspect. "he knew the guy was hinky" (of an object) unreliable/arising suspicion "my brakes are a little hinky" or "this situation seems hinky"
flaky unreliable/prone to break down liable to act in an unconventional or eccentric way
unconventional and slightly strange strange behavior
penchant strong liking to do something/ tendency
knack an acquired or natural skill at doing something "he had a knack for trading"
secluded (of a place) not seen or visited by many people; sheltered and private. "my lakehouse is highly secluded"
stickler a person who insists on a certain quality or type of behaviour. and tries to enforce this upon others "navani is a real stickler for rules" "he's a stickler for accuracy/efficiency" "she's a sticker for men"
forbearance Patience, Self-control, tolerance "his unfailing courtesy and forbearance under great provocation"
provocation 1. action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately. "you should remain calm and not respond to provocation" 2.the action of arousing sexual desire or interest, especially deliberately. "walking with deliberate provocation"
Explicable Able to be understood / accounted for
Holistic characterized by the belief that the - parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Incremental relating to or denoting an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale. "incremental changes to the current system"
Questionable doubtful as regards truth or validity. "it is questionable whether any of these exceptions is genuine"
in the wake of following (someone or something), especially as a consequence. "the committee was set up in the wake of the inquiry"
in hindsight Considering or analyzing the past with consideration of the knowledge that one has now. " In hindsight, I can see now that having my brother as my legal counsel was unwise."
foray (verb) A sudden attack, to obtain something/a raid. "Flipkart forayed into fresh fruits and vegetables market"
leverage use (something) to maximum advantage
disparaging/disparaged expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory. "disparaging remarks about her" regard or represent as being of little worth. "he never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors"
nascent (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. "cryptocurrency is nascent"
per say Per se is the phrase to use when you want to refer to a particular thing on its own. It is not this Latin phrase, per se, that is important, but rather the concept it represents.
pare(d) trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges. reduce (something) in size, extent, or quantity in a number of small successive stages. "union leaders publicly pared down their demands"
at par at par. At the price that something is worth; at face value. This phrase is often used in reference to stocks and bonds. I hope you bought this at par and didn't pay more than it's worth.
hazy 1.vague/ill-defined 2.confusing/unclear
contention heated disagreement. an assertion, especially one maintained in argument. "Freud's contention that all dreams were wish fulfilment"
bellwether something that leads or indicates a trend. "Basildon is now the bellwether of Britain's voting behaviour"
burgeon begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish. "manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand"
Created by: vansh022016
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