Vocab 121-135.txt

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Vocab 121-135.txt
2013-01-05 17:01:15
Vocab 121 135

Vocab 121-135
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  1. 121. milquetoast (n)
    one who is afraid to speak his true mind; a weak-minded or spirited person, timid
  2. 122. misogyny (n)
    showing hatred or distrust of women
  3. 123. modulation (n)
    regulating stress or pitch to convey meaning; tempering
  4. 124. mundane (adj)
    practical; ordinary; earthly
  5. 125. narcissism (n)
    inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity
  6. 126. nefarious (adj)
    flagrantly wicked or evil; vicious; iniquitous
  7. 127. nostalgic (adj)(n)
    excessively sentimental longing for some past period or irrecoverable condition
  8. 128. nostrum (n)
    a questionable remedy or scheme; questionable solution to illness
  9. 129. obloquy (n)
    strongly condemning utterance or language; abuse
  10. 130. onerous (adj)
    burdensome; troublesome; having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages
  11. 131. ostentatious (adj)
    excessive display; showy; pretentious
  12. 132. paean (n)
    a joyously exultant song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph
  13. 133. pallid (adj)
    deficient in color; wan; pale
  14. 134. pariah (n)
    an outcast; any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided
  15. 135. penchant (n)
    a strong leaning; liking; tendency; preference