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oblique
indirect, clanted
"he obliquely explained his reason for missing practice to his coach."
enigma
mystery, puzzle
fulminate
to denounce (usually followed by against)
"the catholic church fulinimated against stem cell research
narcissist
self-love/obsessed
unsullied
sullied
clean, pristine
dirty, corrupt
mirthless
devoid of gladness and gaity
"the dog mirthlessly looked for his bone"
contumacious
stubborn, tending to be rebellious/ make trouble
terse
precise
subcutaneous
under the skin
"subcutaneous injections are given by injecting the fluid into the skin."
convival
agreeable, festive, friendly
altruistic
thinking of others more than the self; unselfish concerns
eminent
prestigous
giddy
very happy
oxymoron
contradictory statement
"librarians don't understand that a quiet library is an oxymoron at MICDS
lumpen
a mass of people on a low social level
"the lumpen proletariat"
espouse
to support or advocate a cause
snafu
anything pruposely mishandled; a botch piece of work
"situation normal all f*ed up"
inundate
to overwhelm or flood
protrude
to push or jet out
maw
deep cavity
"the maw of the cave"
surfeit
access in excessive amount
celibate
not getting married or having sex (religious purpose)
chaste
abstaining from sex
purport
to present in a misleading way "he purported that he was a police officer but he was really a safety guard"
succore
help; aid
sojourn
long journey
recondite
profound, beyong understanding
"recondite principles were unstrutable to the masses"
eremite
recluse
nom de plume
pen name
dessicate
to dry "3 weeks after the animal died its body was dessicated"
incendiary
tending to excite or influence
dollop
small amount
atavistic
a throwback to a previous time (out of step w/ time snarachstic
"atavistic manners"
rancor
bitter or deep rooted resentment
monomania
an obsession
"to suffer from monomania"
amicable
friendly
clemency
menrcy, forgiveness
pensive
thoughtful
recalcitrant
stubborn, hard to correct
fatuous
silly, immature, not profound
"fatuous remarks"
inveighl
cajole, to tend w/ flattery
crampons
metal spikes to put on books to climb ice
crevasse
deep hole, chasm
death
scarcity
obsequious
fell servile intent