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abasement
lowered in rank or office
bifucate
to divite into two parts or branches
corascate
to glitter or gleam; to sparkle or flash
dogmatic
when people are not willing to change their opinions because they are stubborn
expedient
when a person takes the easy way out or does the practical or convienent thing
felicity
great happieness
geriatrics
the branch of medicine that invloves the care of elderly people
heresy
the beliefs of someone who has gone against the religion of her people
ingratiate
to try hard to please someone or to to try to bring yourself inot favor with a person
juxtapose
TO place side by side
kleptomaniac
an uncontrollable urge to steal. Especially to steal things one can afford.
laxity
when people are careless and forgetful
misdemeanor
a lawless act
nostrum
a cure that does not really work
ostracize
to deliberately leave out or exclude from a group.
paradox
something that seems impossible at first but then turns out to be true
quixotic
when a person dreams an impossible dream, a dream that cannot come true, because its not possible or practical
raucous
loud noisy and harsh sounding
scintillate
to sparkle or twinkle or give off light.
truculent
fierce or cruel or savage
ubiquitous
when a person happens to be everywhere at once
vacillate
to waver from side to side
winsome
charming, attractive, cheerful, bright
xenephobia
hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers
yammer
loud, nonstop talking, ceaseless complaining and chattering
zealot
whenever a person believes that his product or idea is the best in the world