CH 19-21 Vocabulary

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CH 19-21 Vocabulary
2010-12-07 06:10:25
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  1. pseudonym
    a false name used by an author; a pen name
  2. condescend
    to do something one feels is beneath oneself
  3. blase
    unexcited or bored about something already experienced repeatedly
  4. facade
    the front of a building
  5. redundant
    wordy or needlessly repetitive
  6. benign
  7. libel
    the publishing of false info that harms a person's reputation
  8. haughty
    proud of one's appearance or accomplishments to the point of looking down on others
  9. comprise
    to consist of
  10. glib
    characterized by a smooth, easy manner of speaking that often suggest insincerity or thoughtlessness
  11. endow
    to provide with a talent or quality
  12. disdain
    an attitude or feeling of contempt; scorn
  13. expulsion
    the act or condition of being forced to leave
  14. ominous
    threatening harm or evil; menacing
  15. divulge
    to reveal; make known
  16. averse
    having a feeling of dislike or distaste for something
  17. mortify
    to humiliate or embarrass
  18. detract
    to lessen what is admirable or worthwhile about something
  19. elation
    a feeling of great joy or pride
  20. nullify
    to make legally ineffective; cancel
  21. improvise
    to compose, perform, or provide without preparation; invent
  22. credible
  23. interim
    the period of time in between; meantime
  24. designate
    to name to an office or duty; appoint
  25. simulate
    to act or look like; imitate
  26. secular
    not directly related to religion; not spiritual; worldly
  27. cursory
    done quickly and without attention to detail
  28. shun
    to keep away from; avoid consistently
  29. latent
    present but hidden or inactive
  30. deviate
    to turn aside or stray, as from a path, direction, or standard