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vocab lessons 28, 29, and 30

Terms

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pompous
having exaggerated dignity, seriousness, or self- importance; pretentious
intricate
complicated, complex, or difficult to understand
tactic
a strategy or maneuver
malady
a disease, aliment, or disorder
epidermis
the protective outer skin of vertebrates
baffle
to confuse
swagger
a. to walk in an overconfident way; to strut b. to brag, boast, or otherwise behave arrogantly
humility
modesty, humbleness, a feeling of not being important or superior
labyrinth
a maze or winding network
epidemiology
the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, spread, and control of disease in populations
enervate
to weaken; to destroy strength
pallor
extreme or unnatural paleness
ambiguous
unclear, having more than one interpretation
diffident
lacking confidence; shy and timid
gloat
to express self- satisfaction over your own success or someone else's misfortune
arrogant
thinking oneself to be superior; self- important
convoluted
twisted or complicated
cogitate
to think carefully about; to ponder
capillary
a. any of the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest arteries to the smallest veins b. small and slender, with a very small internal diameter
virulent
a. capable of causing infection; very harmful or poisonous b. strongly and bitterly hateful
infirmity
a physical disability or weakness
modest
a. having only a moderate estimation of oneself; not vain b. free from showiness; unlikely to call attention to one's self c. properor conventional in speech, behavior, or dress
enigma
a mystery; a puzzling situation
insoluble
a. difficult or impossible to solve or explain b. incapable of being dissolved
quandary
state of uncertainty or puzzlement
susceptible
a. likely to be infected or made ill b. easily influenced or affected; sensitive
convalescence
gradual return to health and strength after an illness or other problem
flaunt
a. to show something off; to exhibit shamelesslyb. to wave grandly
egocentric
self- centered; interested only in one's own activities or needs; selfish
esteem
a. high regard; respect b. to look upon with respect, admiration, or honor

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