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Idiosyncrasies

a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual


a distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing

Unit1

Metropolis

the capital or chief city of a country or region

Unit 1

Camaraderie

mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together

Unit 1

Advent

the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event

Unit 1

Aesthetic

concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty


a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement

Unit 1

Extol

praise enthusiastically

Unit 2

Inclement

(of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet

Unit 2

Munificent

(of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary

Unit 2

Exemplary

serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind

Unit 2

Apprise

inform or tell (someone)

Unit 2

Ostensible

stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so

Unit 3

Condescending

having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority

Unit 3

Inundate

overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with

Unit 3

Spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus

Unit 3

Surly

bad-tempered and unfriendly

Unit 3

Invectives

insulting, abusive, or highly critical language

Unit 4

Meander

(of a river or road) follow a winding course.

Unit 4

Multifarious

many and of various types

Unit 4

Affluent

(especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy

Unit 4

Inconsequentail

(especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy

Unit 4

Obtuse

annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand

Unit 5

Truculent

eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant

Unit 5

Misogynistic

strongly prejudiced against women

Unit 5

Prohibition

the action of forbidding something, especially by law

Unit 5

Prohibition

the action of forbidding something, especially by law

Unit 5

Eldritch

weird and sinister or ghostly

Unit 5

Prohibition

the action of forbidding something, especially by law

Unit 5

Eldritch

weird and sinister or ghostly

Unit 5

Nebulous

in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy

Unit 6

Incorrigible

(of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed

Unit 6

Incorrigible

(of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed

Unit 6

Recalcitrant

having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline

Unit 6

Conflagration

an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property

Unit 6

Pretentious

attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed

Unit 8

Emulate

match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation

Unit 8

Erstwhile

former

Unit 9

Nonchalant

(of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm

Unit 9

Intuitive

using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive

Unit 9

Libel

a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation

Unit 9

Rudimentary

involving or limited to basic principles

Unit 9

Beguile

charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way

Unit 10

Fatuous

silly and pointless

Unit 10

Averse

having a strong dislike of or opposition to something

Unit 10

Quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

Unit 6

Trepidation

a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen

Unit 10

Inevitable

certain to happen; unavoidable

Unit 10

Brevity

concise and exact use of words in writing or speech

Unit 11

Caveat

a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations

Unit 11

Pensive

engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought

Unit 11

Correspondence

a close similarity, connection, or equivalence

Unit 11

Prolific

(of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.

Unit 11

Surreptitous

kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of

Unit 12

Ubiquitous


present, appearing, or found everywhere

Unit 12

Veracity

conformity to facts; accuracy

Unit 12

Contrive

create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice

Unit 7

Prudent

acting with or showing care and thought for the future

Unit 12

Behemoth

a huge or monstrous creature

Unit 12

Pseudonym

a fictitious name, especially one used by an author

Unit 7

Sagacity

the quality of being sagacious


having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd

Unit 7

Craven

contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly

Unit 7

Umbrage

offense or annoyance

Unit 7

Circumvent

find a way around (an obstacle)

Unit 8

Deference

humble submission and respect

Unit 8

Obstreperous

noisy and difficult to control

Unit 8