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Specious
Looking good on first sight but actually not so
Anomaly
something that deviates from the normal

ex. even though triplets occur, such births are an anomaly
amorphous
shapeless: having no deffinate form

ex: lenny wore an amorphous wide brimmed hat
circumscribe
to surround by a boundary: to limit: to constrict the range or activity of

ex. school rules CIRCUMSCRIBE
Veracity
truthfullness

ex. kurt doesn't show much veracity
buffet
to slap or hit repeatedly

ex. the waves on the maine coast buffet the shoarline
dearth
a lack of. scarcity, inadequate supply

ex.Fairport opponents on the athletic fields note a DEARTH of victories
contemptuous
showing scorn or lack of respect


ex. sometimes seniors display contemtous attitudes towards sophmores
vituperation
a servere or abusive scolding: a berating

ex. after passing a stopped school bus on ayrault road the salesman was not only fined but also received a vituperation from the officer
nebulous
vague, confused, indistinct

ex. much of the background music from the television programs is too nebulous to remember
arduous
hard to accomplish or acheive: marked by labor or effort.

ex. learning all of the vocabulary words in this book is an arduous task
sophmoric
immature and overconfident

ex. somphmores do not have the have sophomoric behaviors, yet some do make somphmoric remarks
avert
to turn away or to prevent

ex. kathy averted her eyes from the teachers gaze
ingenous
innocent, simple, frain, sincere, showing child like simplicity


ex. her ingenuous response showed her innocence
sullen
resentfully silent


ex. after the reprimand from his parent, tom was sulled for three days
complacent
self-satisfied (pleased with ones self)


ex. instead of being complacent when he made the track team , pete set even higher goals for himself
lamentable
pitable, regretable

ex. my mom remembers the lamentable day when she got in a car accident
bellicose
eager to fight, hostile in manner

ex. the boxer has a natural bellicose temperament
apprehensive
fearful, anxious, especially abuot the future

ex. the senior was apprehensive about acceptance to college when she recieved lower scores on her sat exam then she excpected
indignation
anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean


ex. sally was filled with indignation when she was falsley accused of cheating