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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 20

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ingenuous
adj - innocent and childlike, especially in being frank, honest and incapable of deception
disingenuous
adj - not entirely sincere or open; creating a false impression of frankness
ossify
verb - 1 to turn into or make something turn into bone or a bonelike substance. 2 said of one's opinions or habits, etc: to become rigid, fixed or inflexible
pulsate (with)
verb - 1 to beat or throb. 2 to contract and expand rhythmically. 3 to vibrate
sardonic
adj - mocking or scornful; sneering
sybarite
noun - someone devoted to a life of luxury and pleasure
animadversion
noun - criticism or censure
collusion
noun - secret and illegal co-operation for the purpose of fraud or other criminal activity, etc.
egoist
noun - a person who believes in self-interest as a moral principle
egotist
noun - a self-centerd person
egotistical
adj - self-centerd
gormandize
verb - to eat greedily; to guzzle
inherent (in)
adj - existing as an essential, natural or permanent part
meticulous
adj - paying, or showing, very careful attention to detail; scrupulously careful
parasite
noun 1 a plant or animal that for all or part of its life obtains food and physical protection from a living organism of another species which is usually damaged by and never benefits from its presence. 2 a person who lives at the expense of others, contributing nothing in return
quixotic
adj - 1 absurdly generous or chivalrous. 2 naively romantic, idealistic or impractical
secular
adj - 1 relating to the present world rather than to heavenly or spiritual things. 2 not religious or ecclesiastical; civil or lay
tantamount (to)
adj - producing the same effect or result as something; as good as it; equivalent to it

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