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Peripatetic (adj)
walking about from place to place;
traveling on foot
Pedagogy (n)
the art or profession of teaching;
training or instruction
Euphemism
the act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for a harsh, blunt, or offensive one
Recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to or defiance of authority or guidance
Dour
marked by sternness or harshness, forbidding;
silently ill-humored, gloomy;
sternly obstinate, unyeilding
Pragmatic
concerned with facts or actual occurences;
of or relating to pragmatism
Pragmatism
a movement consisting of various related theories and distinguished by the doctrine that the meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences
Aplomb
self-confident assurance
Emphatic
expressed or performed with emphasis;
forceful or definite in expression or action;
standing out in a striking way
Excoriate
to tear or wear off the skin of, abrade;
to censure strongly, denounce
Encomium
warm, glowing praise;
a formal expression of praise, a tribute
Terse
brief and to the point, effectively concise
Syngamy (n)
the fusion of two gametes in fertilization
Indelible (adj)
impossible to remove, erase, or wash away, permanent;
unable to be forgotten, memorable
Banal (adj)
Drearily commonplace and often predictable trite
Disquisition (n)
a formal discourse on a subject, often in writing
Herald (v)
to proclaim or announce
Didactic (adj)
intended to instruct;
morally instructive;
inclined to teach or moralize excessively
Solipsism (n)
the theory that the self is the only thing that has reality or can be known and verified
Ostensible (adj)
represented or appearing as such;
professed
Acumen (n)
quickness and keenness of judgment or insight
Congenital (adj)
existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition;
being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature
Deft (adj)
quick and skillful, adroit
Sententious (adj)
terse and energetic in expression, pithy;
full of or given to using aphorisms, esp. in a pompously moralizing manner
Ubiquitous (adj)
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time, omnipresent