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academic
of, relating to, or characterisic of a school of higher learning
alluded
to make an indirect reference
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation, doubtful, uncertain
analogy
similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar,
ascertain
to discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation
ascribes
to attribute to a specific cause, source or origin, to assign as a quality or characteristic
cherub
an angel, a child with a chubby face
confined
to keep within bounds
conspicuous
easy to notice; obvious, attracting attention
digress
to turn aside, stray
disconcerting
to upset; to ruffle; to embarass; to disorder; to disarrange
discretion
the quality of being discrete; prudence; ability to decide responsibility; freedom to act on one's own
distinguish
to perceive as being different or distinct; recognizable
doctrine
a body of principles;
eccentric
departing from the norm, or path
exhibitionism
act of behaving to attract attention
exuberance
the quality of having joy; being lavish or extravagant; extreme in size
foolhardy
unwisely bold ; reckless
gamut
complete range or extent
grueling
physically or mentally exhausting
hackneyed
overfamiliar through overuse; trite
hyperbole
an exaggeration
illusion
an wrong idea of reality; condition of being deceived by a false belif
images
a reproduction of the form of a person or object
implement
a tool
improvident
not providing for the future; thriftless; spender
inarticulate
not speaking with words
infallible
not able to make a mistake;
infer
to conclude from evidence; to reason from circumstance
inquisitive
inclined to investigate
intangible
incapable of being perceived by the senses;
intriguing
in engage in secret ; to effect by secret scheming or plotting; to arouse the interest or couriosity of
jargon
nonsensible, meaningless talk; technical language of a trade
misogyny
hatred of women
momentous
of utmost importance
mortal
can die; human;
nonentity
a person regarded as being of no importance; nonexistance;
obscure
dark; unclear; out of sight
pedantic
characterized by a narrow; concern for book learning and formal rules
picturesqueness
suitable for a picture; unusual; vivid
pragmatic
dealing with facts; practical
proclivities
a natural propensity or inclination ; predisposition
protagonist
main character; the leader
prying
insistantly curious or inquisitive
random
having no specific pattern,
relegated
to assign to an obscure place or position; banish
satirical
characterized by as ironic; sarcastic;
tedious
tiresome by reason or length; boring; slow
tinge
to apply a tint of color to; to affect slightly;
confided
to tell in confidence; to entrust