Vocab Unit 6.txt

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  1. complicity
    (n) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
  2. inane
    (adj) sily, empty of meaning or value
  3. agnostic
    (n) one who believes that nothing is known about God; skeptic; (adj) without faith; skeptical
  4. indictment
    (n) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
  5. equity
    (n) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
  6. abject
    (adj) degraded; wretched; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
  7. diatribe
    (n) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
  8. intermittent
    (adj) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
  9. derelict
    (n) someone or somethign that is abandoned or neglected; (adj) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
  10. effigy
    (n) a crude image of despised person
  11. indubitable
    (adj) certain, not to be doubted or denied
  12. travesty
    (n) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
  13. surveillance
    (n) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
  14. meretricious
    (adj) superficially attractive in a showy, cheap, or vulgar way; lacking sincerity; sham, spurious
  15. neophyte
    (n) a new convert, beginner, novice
  16. sylvan
    (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
  17. moot
    (adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v) to bring up for discussion; (n) a hypothetical law case argued by students
  18. perspicacity
    (n) keenness in observing and understanding
  19. testy
    (adj) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
  20. plenary
    (adj) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
  21. motif
    (n) a principal idea or feature; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
  22. prestigious
    (adj) having a highly favorable reputation, of high standing, commanding respect

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