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Homogeneous
the same kind of constituent elements, or being similar in nature
Hubris (n)
excessive pride or arrogance
Impeach
charge a serving government official with serious misconduct while in office
Incognito
with the identity disguised or hidden, for example, under an assumed name
Incontrovertible
certain, undeniable, and not open to question
Inculcate (v)
to fix something firmly in somebody’s mind through frequent and forceful repetition
When my father was a student, his teachers inculcated him to write with his right hand because being left handed was bad.


Infrastructure (n)
the system according to which a company, organization, or other body is organized at the most basic level
Interpolate (v)
to add something, often something unnecessary, between the existing elements or items of something else.
Mookie interpolated worthless information during the important political discussion.


Irony (n)
a type of humor based on using words to suggest the opposite of their literal meaning
Jejune (adj)
uninteresting and intellectually undemanding
Kinetic (adj)
to, caused by, or producing motion
Kowtow(v)
formerly, in China, to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in order to show respect, awe, or submission. Now it means to overly show respect, awe or submission.
Laissez Faire
“hands off” policy with the government and businesses
Lexicon(n)
a reference book with an alphabetized listing of words and their meanings, especially one dealing with an ancient language
Rap lyrics are the lexicon of modern day youth.


Lugubrious (adj)
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
Loquacious (adj)
tending to talk a great deal
Metamorphosis (n)
a complete or marked change of physical form, structure, or substance
Mitosis (N)
the process by which a cell divides into two daughter cells, each of which has the same number of chromosomes as the original cell
Moiety (n)
either of the two parts, not necessarily equal, into which something is divided
Nanotechnology (n)
the art of manipulating materials on a very small scale in order to build microscopic machinery
nihilism (n)
The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.
Nomenclature(n)
A system of names used in an art or science: the nomenclature of mineralogy.
Nonsectarian (adj)
Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.
Notarize (v)
To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.
Obsequious(adj)
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
Oligarchy (n)
A state governed by a few persons.
omnipotent (adj)
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all- powerful.

Orthography(n)
art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.
oxidize (v)
To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
Paradigm (n)
One that serves as a pattern or model.

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