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Vocabulary: Word List 10
surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth.
superannuated: belonging to a superannuation plan; obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments.
parsimony: excessive sparingness in the expenditure of money.
sycophant: a servile or abject flatterer; an obsequious person, a toady; a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
transgenic: an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed; in industry they are used to produce a desired substance or quality.
ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere; omnipresent.
unadulterated: complete, sheer, utter; not mixed or diluted with any different or extra elements; complete and...
Vocabulary: Word List 9 - Political
authoritarian: characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom; favoring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers.
commoditization: the action of turning something into or treating something as a (mere) commodity.
corporatization: to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp. in being bureaucratic and uncaring; the spread of corporate structure.
corporatocracies: describing a situation in which corporate bodies interact with sovereign power in an unhealthy alignment between business and political power. It describes an elite, sometimes termed the "1 percent," which maintains ties between business and government, sometimes by lobbying efforts or funding political...
Vocabulary: Word List 8 - Philosophy
solipsism: the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
relativism: the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.
asceticism: the principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity. the doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and permits union with the divine.
austerity: the quality of being austere; the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures); severe and rigid economy; reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods.
complex systems: complex systems is a new approach to science that studies how relationships between parts give rise to the collective behaviors of a system and how...
Vocabulary: Word List 7
inexorable: impossible to stop or prevent; (of a person) impossible to persuade by request or entreaty.
leviathan: a very large aquatic creature, esp. a whale; a thing that is very large or powerful; an autocratic monarch or state.
madrasa: a building or group of buildings used for teaching Islamic theology and religious law, typically including a mosque.
admonition: gentle or friendly reproof; friendly warning.
maraud: to rove and raid in search of plunder; to raid or pillage for spoils.
meta-: denoting a nature of a higher order or more fundamental kind, as metalanguage, metatheory; denoting position behind, at the back, or after.
modus operandi: a particular way or method of doing something, esp. one that is characteristic or well-established; the way something operates or...
Vocabulary: Word List 6 - Psychology
abreaction: emotional outpouring during psychotherapy.
animus: from Latin animus ("the mind, in a great variety of meanings. the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, will, intention, courage, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc.; the breath, life, soul"), closely related to anima, which is a feminine form.
catharsis: emotional purgation.
impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion.
megalomania: a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.
narcissism: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
paroxysm: any sudden and violent emotion; an outburst; a fit.
power of the situation: social psychology topic suggesting...
Vocabulary: Word List 5
accost: to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
acquiescence: the reluctant acceptance of something without protest.
ambient: of or relating to the immediate surroundings of something.
ancillary: providing necessary support to the primary activities or operations of an organization, institution, industry or system; additional; subsidiary.
bellicose: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
coercion: the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
colloidal: of the nature of, relating to, or characterized by a colloid or colloids; particles of one substance dispersed through a second substance, where the particles do not settle and cannot be separated out by ordinary filtering or centrifuging like...
Vocabulary: Word List 4
ameliorate: to make better.
bifurcate: to divide into two branches.
amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will.
equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear.
amity: friendship; friendly relations.
eschew: to shun; to avoid.
anathema: a curse; a person or thing cursed, or intensely disliked.
erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge.
ancillary: subordinate, subsidiary; auxiliary.
incontrovertible: indisputable; unquestionable.
animus: a feeling of ill will; also, animating spirit; disposition.
aplomb: confidence; coolness.
intrepid: fearless; bold.
apocryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity.
interpolate: to insert between; also, to alter or corrupt by insertion.
bombast: pompous or pretentious...
Vocabulary: Word List 3
impugn: to call in question; to make insinuations against.
hullabaloo: a confused noise; uproar.
ignoramus: an ignorant person; a dunce.
sporadic: occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.
inexorable: unyielding; relentless.
transmogrify: to change into a different shape. to transform.
harbinger: a precursor; one that presages what is to come.
extricate: to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement.
lambaste: to scold sharply; also, to beat.
platitude: a thought or remark which is banal, trite, cliche or stale.
genuflect: to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel.
tatterdemalion: a person dressed in tattered clothing.
nascent: beginning to exist or to grow.
vehement: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions....
Vocabulary: Word List 2
proponent: an advocate.
sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
zeitgeist: the spirit of the time.
serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.
xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign.
disheveled: disordered; disorderly; untidy. in loose disorder; disarranged.
satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
vituperate: to overwhelm with wordy abuse.
vituperation: abusive language.
sardonic: bitterly sarcastic. scornful, mocking.
corpulent: very fat; obese.
pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome. inclined to fighting.
disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
Vocabulary: Word List 1
acumen: quickness of perception or discernment.
machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
copious: large in quantity; also, affording an abundant supply.
maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect.
magniloquent: lofty or grandiose in speech or expression. using high-flown or bombastic language.
maladroit: awkward; unskillful; inept.
malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
heterodox: holding unorthodox opinions.
malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound.
malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately....