Vocab 10

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Vocab 10
2010-03-28 20:14:39
Vocab 10

Vocab 10
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  1. Apathy
    lack of feeling or emotion
  2. Arbitrary
    depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law
  3. Chicanery
    deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry; trickery
  4. Diligent
    characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort
  5. Enigma
    • 1: an obscure speech or writing
    • 2: something hard to understand or explain
  6. Innocuous
    • 1: producing no injury; harmless
    • 2: not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility
  7. Morose
    having a sullen and gloomy disposition
  8. Penitent
    feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  9. Pertinent
    having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand
  10. Cognizant
    knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience
  11. Epiphany
    • 1: a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something
    • 2: an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure
  12. Plausible
    superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often specious
  13. Facetious
    • 1: joking or jesting often inappropriately
    • 2: meant to be humorous or funny
  14. Discernible
    • 1: to detect with the eyes
    • 2: to recognize or identify as separate and distinct
    • 3: to come to know or recognize mentally
  15. Lugubrious
    mournful; exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful