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neurology
n. study of the brain
ungainly
adj. clumsy
peremptory
adj. done with minimal effort
vignette
n. brief written portrait
despond
n. black despair
electrolysis
n. hair removal using an electric current
homage
n. publicly shown respect
beatify
v. turn into a saint
proviso
n. condition as part of an agreement
indiscernible
adj. not able to be made out
prudential
adj. careful
potency
n. power
ocular
adj. to do with the eyes
decadence
n. the state of decay
avuncular
adj. uncle-like
corrigible
adj. capable of being corrected
juncture
n. point in time
parable
n. story with a moral
annuity
n. sum of money paid once a year
inscrutable
adj. Incapable of being investigated and understood
substantiate
v. provide evidence for
clairvoyance
n. the state of seeing the future
atheism
n. belief that there are no gods
palaver
n. idle discussion
monologue
n. speech spoken by one person
illumine
v light up
embargo
n. the prevention of trade
underhanded
adj. sneaky
impel
v. force
cosmology
n. study of the universe
misogyny
n. hatred of women
egoist
n. selfish person
defile
v. make filthy
accolade
n. words of praise
orthodoxy
n. accepted practice
diagnose
v. identify a disease
effervesce
v. to fizz
haphazard
adj. done in a not very systematic way
semblance
n. outward appearance
exuberant
adj. transmitting joy
typify
v. be characteristic of
venal
adj. open to bribery
secular
adj. not religious
obtrude
v. interrupt rudely
aggravate
v. make angry
regress
n. moving backwards
regality
n. kingliness
decrepit
adj. run down
mutability
n. changeability
induce
bring out
pertinent
relevant to the matter being discussed
irreverential
adj. having little respect for authority
telepathy
n. the ability to read minds
rhapsodize
v. write about with enthusiasm
machination
"n. plot, intrigue"
protracted
adj. long drawn out
rejoinder
n. reply
impropriety
n. the state of being improper
aide-de-camp
n. assistant to a general
interloper
n. someone where they shouldn't be
excretion
n. something pooped out
monogamy
n. the state of only having one spouse
ostentation
n. showing off
contagion
n. the ability of a disease to spread
technography
n. writing about technology
hexangular
adj. having six angles
rudimentary
adj. crudely put together
coercive
forcing through bullying
valedictorian
n. one who gives a speech at graduation
bucolic
adj. to do with the countryside
altruism
n. doing good for others
incarnate
adj. in human form
ablution
n. washing ritual
salve
n. skin cream
mutable
adj. changeable