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profound
deep, not superficial
What a profound statement, Polly. You truely moved me.
assess
to evaluate, to measure worth
the AIMS assesses what you have learned throughtout the school year.
ascetic
austere, abstinent, practicing self-denial, one who is self-denying
Ascetic Ann is ascetic, she's always in denial
hedonistic
pleasure-seeking, self-indulgent
Harry is so hedonistic. He is never afraid to indulge himself with chocolate cake.
provocative
stimulating, tending to provoke
Don't use those provocative words with me Peter!
ambiguous
unclear, open to more than 1 meaning
Amber is ambiguous whether to eat apples or oranges
philanthropy
charity; generosity
The philanthropy of that company was so generous and kind.
ephemeral
of short duration; brief
Eric's tantrums are always ephemeral and short.
laud
to praise, to extol
Lucy was lauded for her lovely paper.
listless
lacking in energy
Lucy is always listless and tired after school.
benevolent
kind, charitable
the benevolent old lady is always very kind
heresy
beliefs opposed to an established doctrine (esp. religious doctrine)
Martin Luther was convicted of heresy becuase he opposed the church.
aesthetic
related to art or beauty; the artistic aspect of something
Our aesthetic needs include art and beauty.
dogmatic
1. related to a specific doctrine
2. opinionated, arrogantly asserting
That dogmatic dog is so opinionated. He's extremely picky
lucid
clear, unclouded; unambiguous
That beautiful lucid lake is crystal clear.
revere
to honor, to worship (think REVEREND)
The reverend is revered.
objective
adj. neutral, unbiased, disinterested
n. a goal or aim
I'm objective toward politics. I've never cared about it.
torpid
lethargic, lazy, sluggish
Tim is so torpid, he'll never do anything
tangible
touchable, meaningful, significant
Show me some tangible proof. I don't believe your testimony.
frivolous
silly, inane, gatuous, not serious
Fanny is known for her frivolous purchases such as that expensive purse that she's probably never use.
vagrant
a wanderer, one without a home
Nobody had any vacancies for that homeless vagrant.
appease
to make peace with, to satisfy
Adam is an expert at appeasing arguments
futile
useless, hopeless, not worth attempting
Even though Fern tried her best, she knew that her attempt would be futile.