princeton 3

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princeton 3
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  1. acumen
    (noun)
    keen, accurate judgment or insight
  2. aver
    (verb)
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert
  3. bolster
    (verb)
    to provide support or reinforcement
  4. eccentric
    (adj)
    departing from norms or conventions
  5. evanescent
    (adj)
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  6. fervent
    (adj)
    greatly emotional or zealous (noun form: fervor)
  7. germane
    (adj)
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  8. grandiloquence
    (noun)
    pompous speech or expression (adj. form: grandiloquent)
  9. hackneyed
    (adj)
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  10. halcyon
    (adj)
    calm and peaceful
  11. hedonism
    (noun)
    devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses (a hedonist is someone who pursues pleasure)
  12. idolatrous
    (adj)
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something (noun form: idolatry)
  13. impassive
    (adj)
    revealing no emotion
  14. impunity
    (noun)
    immunity from punishment or penalty
  15. infelicitous
    (adj)
    unfortunate; innapropriate
  16. malevolent
    (adj)
    having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred (noun form: malevolence)
  17. mendacity
    (noun)
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty (adj. form: mendacious)
  18. pedagogy
    (noun)
    the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing
  19. pine
    (verb)
    to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
  20. pirate
    (verb)
    to illegally use or reproduce
  21. pith
    (noun)
    the essential or central part
  22. platitude
    (noun)
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful
  23. plummet
    (verb)
    to plunge or drop straight down
  24. polemical
    (adj)
    controversial; argumentative
  25. profuse
    (adj)
    given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant
  26. proliferate
    (verb)
    to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
  27. queries
    (noun)
    questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations
  28. rancorous
    (adj)
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment (noun form: rancor)
  29. recalcitrant
    (adj)
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  30. rescind
    (verb)
    to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
  31. reverent
    (adj)
    marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect (noun form: reverence)
  32. solvent
    (adj)
    able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  33. subpoena
    (noun)
    a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
  34. succint
    (adj)
    brief; concise
  35. superfluous
    (adj)
    exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
  36. tenacity
    (noun)
    the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination (adj. form: tenacious)
  37. tenuous
    (adj)
    having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  38. transient
    (adj)
    fleeting; passing quickly; brief

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