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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 22

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glut
noun - an excessive supply
mephistophelian
adj - showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
pander
noun - to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
quintessence
noun - 1 a perfect example or embodiment of something 2 the fundamental essential nature of something
schism
noun - a breach or separation from the main group, or into opposing groups; disunion; discord
synthetic
adj - not naturally produced; man-made
aphorism
noun - a short and often clever or humorous saying expressing some well-known truth
compendious
adj - concise but comprehensive
ephemeral
adj - lasting a short time
halcyon
adj - peaceful, calm and happy
inscrutable
adj - hard to understand or explain; mysterious; enigmatic
misogynist
noun - someone who hates women
paucity
noun - smallness of quantity; fewness; a scarcity or lack; dearth
ramify
verb - to separate or cause to separate into branches or sections
ramification
noun - 1 a single part or section of a complex subject, plot, situation, etc. 2 a consequence, especially a serious or complicated one
sensual
adj - relating to the senses and the body rather than the mind or the spirit.

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