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English Vocab 1 Medea (2009)

English, vocab, Ms. Taylor, 1, Medea

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Callous
Adj: Made hard; hardened; insensitive indifferent.
Ambivalence
Noun: Uncertainty, or fluctuation especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to do to opposite or conflicting things.
Chasm
Noun: 1. A deep, steep sided, opening in the earth's surface an abyss or gorge. 2. A sudden interruption of continuity a gap a pronounced difference of opinion or loyalty.
Agency
Noun: 1. The capacity for human beings to make choices and impose those choices on the world; the state of being in action or exerting power.
Vex
Verb: 1. To irritate, annoy, provoke; to cause physical or mental anguish or torment. 2. to discuss or debate endlessly with energy and vigor.
Aghast
Adj: Struck with overwhelming shock or amazement. Filled with sudden fright or horror.
Adroit
Adj: 1. Nimble in terms of using one's hands or body; expert. 2. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious.
Complicit
Adj: Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others.
Perfidy
Noun: deliberate breach of faith or trust, faithlessness, treachery, an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.
Duplicity
Noun: deceitfulness in speech or conduct. Speaking or acting in 2 different ways concerning a same matter with intent to deceive/double dealing.
Animus
Noun: 1. Strong dislike, or enmity. animosity or hatred. 2. purpose, intention, animating spirit.
Gaunt
Noun: extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger.
Sophistry
Noun: subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
Abhorrent/Abhor
Adj/Verb: 1. Causing repugnance, detestable, loathsome. 2. Utterly apposed or in-conflict to.
Innate
1. Existing in one from birth, inborn, native. 2. Originating or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind rather then learning for experience.
Diadem
Noun: A crown or royal headband.
Belie
Verb: 1. To give false representation to, or misrepresent. 2.To show to be false, or contradict.
Machiavellian
Adjective: Acting according to the teachers of Italian political writer Machiavelli. Elaborately cunning, scheming, unscrupulous.
Surmise
To think or infer without certain or strong evidence. Conjecture, geuss.
Acuity
Noun: sharpness, acuteness, or keenness.

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