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congruent
Describes a shape in mathematics that has the same shape and size as another.
conjecture
A guess about something based on how it seems and not on proof.
conversely
used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
delineate
To describe or mark the edge of something.
dichotomy
A difference between two completely opposite ideas or things.
eddy
a current of water or air that moves against the main current in a circular pattern
parsimonious
Not willing to spend money or give something.
predate
to exist or happen earlier than someone or something else
residue
the part of something that remains after the rest has gone or ended
schematic
Showing the main form and features of something, usually in the form of a drawing, which helps people to understand it.
seminal
Containing important new ideas and having a great influence on later work.
surrogate
Replacing someone else or used instead of something else.
triplet
One of three children born to the same mother at the same time.; A group or set of three of one kind.
acquiesce
To accept or agree to something, often unwillingly.
antinomy
Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules.
aseptic
Medically clean or without infection.
bequest
The money or property belonging to someone that they say that, after their death, they wish to be given to other people.
bungle
to spoil something by doing it very badly
cavil
to argue or protest about unimportant details
cessation
Ending or stopping.
chimerical
Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; highly improbable.
chimera
A hope or dream that is extremely unlikely ever to come true.
culvert
A pipe for waste water that crosses under roads, railways, etc.
daring
brave enough to do dangerous things
disreputable
Not trusted or respected; thought to have a bad character.
downright
completely or extremely: used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is
effete
Weak and without much power.
exorbitant
___ prices, demands, etc. are much too large.
foreshadow
To act as a warning or sign of a future event.
homologate
To approve, especially to confirm officially.
jejune
Very simple or childish.
lordly
Describes someone who behaves as if they are better than other people.
moribund
(especially of an organization or business) not active or successful.
opprobrium
Severe criticism and blame.
peregrination
A long journey in which you travel to various different places, especially on foot.
perspicacious
Quick in noticing, understanding, or judging things accurately.
qua
as: used for describing the character or position of someone or something in a particular situation
radiant
Obviously very happy, or very beautiful.
rife
if something bad or unpleasant is ___, there is a lot of it
sciolism
A pretentious attitude of scholarship; superficial knowledgeability.
spirited
Enthusiastic and determined.
stoic
Determined not to complain or show your feelings, especially when something bad happens to you.
temerarious
Presumptuously or recklessly daring
tirade
A long, angry speech expressing strong disapproval.
uneasy
If you are uneasy, you are slightly worried or uncomfortable about a particular situation.
vilify
To say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion of them.
winnow
to remove the outer cover from grain
wordy
using more words than are necessary, especially long or formal words
abysmal
extremely bad or low in quality
benison
A blessing; a benediction.
bowdlerize
To remove words or parts from a book, play, or film that are considered to be unsuitable or offensive.
bracing
(especially of air or an activity) healthy and fresh.
castigate
To criticize someone or something severely.
conceit
The state of being too proud of yourself and your actions.
concomitant
Something that happens with something else and is connected with it.
depreciate
To (cause something to) lose value, especially over time.
diadem
A small crown (= circular decoration for the head) with jewels in it.
diffuse
To (cause something to) spread in many directions.
flagrant
done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you break rules or offend people
flimsy
Very thin, or easily broken or destroyed.
impugn
To cause people to doubt someone's character, qualities, or reputation by criticizing them.
intricate
Having a lot of small parts or details that are arranged in a complicated way and are therefore sometimes difficult to understand, solve, or produce.
irascible
Made angry easily.
kooky
(especially of a person) strange in their appearance or behaviour, especially in a way that is interesting.
light-hearted
Happy and not serious.
luminous
Producing or reflecting bright light (especially in the dark).
macerate
To leave food in a liquid so that it absorbs the liquid and becomes soft, or to become soft in this way.
manqué
a failure to realize one's aspirations
oeuvre
The complete works of a writer, painter, or other artist.
omnivorous
Naturally able to eat both plants and meat.
perorate
To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.
shantung
A heavy fabric with a rough nubby surface, made of spun wild silk.
sinuous
Moving in a twisting, curving, or indirect way, or having many curves.
spelunker
One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver.
sullen
Angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people.
supercilious
Behaving as if you are better than other people, and that their opinions, beliefs, or ideas are not important.
supervene
To follow immediately after; ensue.; To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected. See Synonyms at follow.
turpitude
behaviour that is dishonest or immoral; evil
unspeakable
Too bad or shocking to be expressed in words.
workmanship
The skill with which something was made or done.
youthful
Having the qualities that are typical of young people.
ziggurat
(in ancient Mesopotamia) a rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple.
bound
Certain or extremely likely to happen.
accretion
A gradual increase or growth by the addition of new layers or parts.
adjacent
Very near, next to, or touching.
anecdotal
based on someone's personal experience or information rather than on facts that can be checked
antedate
Formal for predate.
augment
To increase the size or value of something by adding something to it.
bipartite
consisting of or involving two people, things, or groups
bona fide
Made or carried out in good faith; sincere; Authentic; genuine
circumvent
To avoid something, especially cleverly or illegally.
corollary
Something that results from something else.
cumbersome
Awkward because of being large, heavy, or not effective.
cutoff
The act of stopping the supply of something.; a level or limit at which something stops
fission
the process of dividing an atom in order to create energy
iconoclastic
Strongly opposing generally accepted beliefs and traditions.
indispensable
difficult or impossible to exist without or to do something without
instantaneous
Happening immediately, without any delay.
intramural
Happening within or involving the members of one school, college, or university.
locus
The place where something happens or the central area of interest in something being discussed.