CP English I Vocab: Semester 1

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CP English I Vocab: Semester 1
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  1. lewd; marked by arrogant recklessness of justice; unchaste
    Wanton
  2. tearfully or excessively sentimental
    Maudlin
  3. to spend time in the country
    Rusticate
  4. to ban; to exclude
    Ostracize
  5. to live in a passive way
    Vegetate
  6. to claim as one's own the work of another
    Plagiarize
  7. to follow the example of someone or something
    Emulate
  8. to make motions to convey meaning
    Gesticulate
  9. enjoyed by one person through indirect participation in the experience of another (real or fictional) person
    Vicariously
  10. one who believes there is no God
    Atheist
  11. one who feelsthat his/her interests, desires, and ideas are most important
    Egoist
  12. love of mankind
    Philanthropy
  13. belief in a single, supreme deity (God)
    Monotheism
  14. a one to one system of marriage
    Monogamy
  15. hatred of mankind
    Misanthropy
  16. illegal involvement of two or more marriages
    Bigamy
  17. study of mankind
    Anthropology
  18. many concurrent marriages
    Polygamy
  19. one who speaks many tongues or languages
    Polyglot
  20. the study of God and religion
    Theology
  21. he is extremely handsome; Greek-god type
    Adonis
  22. she has a sharp tongue and vicious temper; loud-mouthed nag
    Virago
  23. one who uses insincere flattery and pretended servillity
    Sycophant
  24. one who collects stamps
    Philatelist
  25. a masculine woman, big and muscular
    Amazon
  26. an unskilled beginner; a novice
    Tyro
  27. she is a flirt; she promises much and delivers little
    Coquette
  28. one who collects coins
    Numismatist
  29. one who will betray a friend; don't trust this person
    Judas
  30. she enjoys destroying men
    Circe
  31. one who sees things that others can't; makes prophecies
    Clairvoyant
  32. who experiences feelings of uselessness; sees no point to anything
    Futilitarian
  33. split personality; derangement characterized by loss of contact with reality
    Schizophrenia
  34. delusions of persecution; imagining that everyone is against you
    Paranoia
  35. walking and performing other actions in one's sleep
    Somnambulism
  36. an uncontrollable urge to set fires
    Pyromania
  37. morbid anxiety about one's health
    Hypochondria
  38. morbid dread of open spaces
    Agoraphobia
  39. uncontrollable desire to steal
    Kleptomania
  40. uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquor
    Dipsomania
  41. morbid fear of heights
    Acrophobia
  42. charitableness; desire for the welfare of others
    Benevolence
  43. world pain; sadness from a gloomy world philosophy
    Weltschmerz
  44. homesickness; longing for the pleasant past
    Nostalgia
  45. one who finds satisfaction in both within and in the outside world (mix of introvert/extrovert)
    Ambivert
  46. bubbly and sparkling in personality
    Effervescent
  47. one whose main interests are outside of self and who makes friends easily
    Extrovert
  48. idealistic but impractical
    Quixotic
  49. one whose interest is directed inward; often a loner
    Introvert
  50. preferring the company of others to solitude
    Gregarious

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