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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 24

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apostate
noun - someone who rejects a religion, belief, political affiliation, etc that they previously held
apostasy
noun - the relinquishment or rejection of one's religion or principles or of one's affiliation to a specified political party, etc.
cosmic
adj - 1 relating to the Universe; universal. 2 coming from outer space 3 colloq large or significant
epitomize
verb - to typify or personify
epitome
noun - a person or thing that is the embodiment or a perfect example (of a quality, etc)
hapless
adj - unlucky; unfortunate
insouciance
noun - light-heartedness
naive
adj - simple, innocent or unsophisticated
peremptory
adj - 1 said of an order: made in expectation of immediate compliance • a peremptory summons. 2 said of a tone or manner: arrogantly impatient. 3 said of a statement, conclusion, etc: allowing no denial or discussion; dogmatic
rancor
noun - a long-lasting feeling of bitterness, dislike or hatred
sententious
adj - 1 fond of using or full of sayings or proverbs; aphoristic. 2 tending to lecture others on morals
traduce
verb - to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something; to malign or misrepresent them
ascetic
adj - characterized by the shunning of or abstinence from physical pleasure and comfort; self-denying
decadent
adj - having low moral standards
erudite
adj - showing or having a great deal of knowledge; learned
hiatus
noun - an opening or gap; a break in something which should be continuous

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