vocab for midterm

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vocab for midterm
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  1. narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
    insular
  2. weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
    ennui
  3. a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
    megalomania 
  4. to draw forth, bring out from some source
    elicit
  5. a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
    proclivity 
  6. performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
    vicarious
  7. persistent, showing industry and determination
    sedulous 
  8. that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
    aura
  9. to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
    ascribe
  10. a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
    aspersion 
  11. to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
    filch
  12. causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
    lurid
  13. to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
    assuage 
  14. excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
    unctuous 
  15. self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
    axiomatic 
  16. shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type of character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
    amorphous 
  17. one who rebels or rises against authority; (adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in on
    insurgent 
  18. to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
    contrive 
  19. very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
    punctilious 
  20. strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
    stalwart 
  21. composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
    sangfroid 
  22. thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
    tenuous 

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