English Vocan 2/05/12

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  1. intrinsic
    belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of agold ring.
  2. divergent
    usage The use of divergent to mean different as in they holdwidely divergent views is considered by some people to beincorrect
  3. barrenness
    not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: abarren woman.2.unproductive; unfruitful: barren land.
  4. fecundity
    the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in femaleanimals, of producing young in great numbers.2.fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth.
  5. fruition
    attainment of anything desired; realization;accomplishment: After years of hard work she finally brought heridea to full fruition.
  6. rarities
    something rare, unusual, or uncommon: Snowstorms are ararity in the South.
  7. ostenation
    pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth orimportance; display intended to impress others.`
  8. parsimony
    extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess;niggardliness.
  9. negation
    the act of denying: He shook his head in negation of the charge
  10. admonition
    an act of admonishing.2.counsel, advice, or caution.
  11. bequeth
    to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by lastwill: She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece.
  12. surefire
    to work; foolproof: a surefire moneymaking scheme.
  13. diatribe
    a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism:repeated diatribes against the senator.
  14. relinquish
    to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): torelinquish the throne.2.to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
  15. furrows
    a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
  16. usurp
    to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force orwithout legal right: The pretender tried to usurp the throne.
  17. inquisition
    1.an official investigation, especially one of a political orreligious nature, characterized by lack of regard forindividual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners,and recklessly cruel punishments.2.any harsh, difficult, or prolonged questioning.
  18. stasis
    the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposingequal forces.
  19. outmoded
    gone out of style; no longer fashionable: outmoded styles.2.not acceptable by present standards; no longer usable;obsolete: outmoded dwellings; outmoded teaching methods.
  20. tenets
    any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., especially one heldas true by members of a profession, group, or movement.
  21. feigned
    pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.2.assumed; fictitious: a feigned name.
  22. excoriating
    to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He wasexcoriated for his mistakes.
  23. sapient
    having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
  24. putrfey
    to render putrid; cause to rot or decay with an offensiveodor.
  25. capricious
    subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic:He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.2.Obsolete . fanciful or witty.
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