Vocab 17

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Vocab 17
2010-05-21 12:29:26

Vocab 17
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  1. Auspicious
    prosperous; favorable
  2. Circumlocution
    • 1: the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
    • 2: evasion in speech
  3. Evanescent
    tending to vanish like vapor
  4. Incorrigible
    incapable of being corrected or amended
  5. Inquisitive
    • 1: given to examination or investigation
    • 2: inclined to ask questions
  6. Lexicon
    • 1: a book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language and their definitions
    • 2: the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group of speakers, or a subject
  7. Provocative
    serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
  8. Paradigm
    • 1: a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated
    • 2: an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype
  9. Recapitulate
    • 1: to restate briefly
    • 2: to repeat the principal stages or phases
  10. Reparation
    • 1: the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury
    • 2: something done or given as amends or satisfaction
  11. Resonate
    • 1: a repetitive pattern that resembles resonance
    • 2: to relate harmoniously
  12. Supercilious
    coolly and patronizingly haughty
  13. Taxonomy
    the study of the general principles of scientific classification
  14. Totalitarian
    of or relating to centralized control by an autocratic leader or hierarchy
  15. Usurp
    • 1: to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right
    • 2: to take or make use of without right