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requisite
Necessary or indispensable
Paradox
A statement, situation, or person that/ who is or seems contradictory, but in fact may be true
reticent
unwilling to communicate very much, talk alot, or reveal all the facts
burgeois
typical of affluent, middle class people who are often characterized as conservative
gleaned
to collect bit by bit
Incredulous
disbelieveing, skeptical
mortify
shame; humiliate
intimidate
to make timid, frighten, or to discourage
contemptuous
scornful (hateful or disrespectful)
blatant
Unpleasantly loud or offensively conspicuous; obvious
Vicissitudes
sudden changes or alterations
chasise
to punish by beating or to criticize severely
derisive
in a manner of making fun; mocking
satire
A literray work which is used to expose folly or wickedness
parody
literary work that mimics another authors style
bellicose
hostile, or inclined to fighting
prsaic
ordinary; common place
assimibite
to absorb and incorporate knowledge; culture
hyperbole
an obvious exaggeration, made for effect and not meant to be taken literally
poignant
painfully felt; emotionally touching, sharp
lethargic
sluggish, lazy
sagacity
wisdom
regressive
going backward
candor
frankness, outspokeness
engender
to cause or produce
exemplify
to illustrate by example
inundate
to cover or overwhelm with; flood
enigma
not easily explained or understood
facade
the face of a building
cognizant
aware or informed about something
enmity
deep seated; mutual hatred
feign
fake or pretend
virulent
infectious
intrepid
courageous, fearless
altruism
belief that acting for the benefit of others is right and good
incur
to become burdened with something
hubris
overbearing pride arrogance
pandemic
epidemic over a geographical area
pandemonium
wide uproar or noise
vehement
to be characterized by forceful expression or strong