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34 Cards in this Set

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aloof
indifferent and reserved
conceit
excessively high opinion of oneself
diffident
reserved
erratic
irregular or eccentric
implacable
not capable of being appeased or changed
insular
1) isolated 2) narrow-minded
nascent
beginning to develop
paradox
a statement that seems contrary to common sense yet is perhaps true
pedant
one who is too concerned with or shows off his learning
pertinent
relevant
semantic
relating to meaning in language
transcribe
make a copy, arrangement, or recording of
vagary
whim- sudden or brief idea or wish
verisimilitude
appearance of truth or reality or something that has the appearance of truth
boisterous
noisily turbulent
nonchalant
showing indifference
qualms
scruple; reluctant due to ethical considerations
sadistic
delight in cruelty
unscrupulous
behaving or acting in total disregard of conscience, ethical principle, or rights of others
anomaly
something abnormal or unusual
ambiguous
having more than one interpretation or meaning
ambivalence
simultaneous attraction and repulsion
annals
chronological record of history
antebellum
existing before the US civil war
antediluvian
ancient
anterior
located before in place or time
antropomorphic
the explanation of what is not human as though it is
misanthrope
one who hates mankind
anticlimax
something strikingly less important than what has preceded it
antithesis
direct opposite
autocracy
government by one person having unlimited power
automaton
robot
autonomic
acting or functioning automatically
autonomy
self-governing