Sunday, September 9, 2012

Vocab #5

Acumen: The ability to make good judgments and quick decisions
Adjudicate: Make a formal judgment or decision about a problem 
Anachronism: A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists
Apocryphal: Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true
Disparity: A great difference
Dissimulate: Conceal or disguise
Empirical: Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory
Flamboyant: Tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness
Fulsome: Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
Immolate: Kill or offer as sacrifice by burning
Imperceptible: Impossible to perceive
Lackey: a servant
Liaison: Communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations
Monolithic: Large and characterless
Mot juste: The exact, appropriate word
Nihilism: The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless
Patrician: An aristocrat or nobleman
Propitiate: Win or regain the favor of someone by doing something that pleases them
Sic: Used after a quotation to indicate that the quote has been transcribed exactly as in the original text
Sublimate: Divert or modify into a culturally or socially more acceptable activity

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