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Group 6A. Abject : (adj) degraded, wretched; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved Ex: living in abject poverty Agnostic : (n) one who believes that nothing is known about God; a skeptic (adj) without faith, skeptical Ex: a confirmed agnostic

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group 6a
Group 6A

Abject: (adj) degraded, wretched; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved

Ex: living in abject poverty

Agnostic: (n) one who believes that nothing is known about God; a skeptic

(adj) without faith, skeptical

Ex: a confirmed agnostic

Complicity: (n) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice

Ex: accused of complicity in the crime

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Derelict: (adj) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected

(n) left abandoned; neglectful of duty

Ex: a derelict car

Diatribe: (n) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

Ex: a diatribe rather than an address

Effigy: (n) a crude image of a despised person

Ex: burn the enemy leader in effigy

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Equity: (n) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim

Ex: prompted by considerations of equity

Inane: (adj) silly, empty of meaning or value

Ex: an inane reply

Indictment: (n) the act of accusing; a formal accusation

Ex: an indictment for murder

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Indubitable: (adj) certain, not to be doubted or denied

Ex: the indubitable truth of the axiom

Intermittent: (adj) stopping and beginning again, sporadic

Ex: intermittent pain

definitions 6b
Definitions: 6B

Meretricious: (adj) superficially attractive in a showy, cheap, or vulgar way; lacking sincerity; sham, spurious

Ex: overly gaudy and meretricious in style

Moot: (adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved

(v) to bring up for discussion

(n) a hypothetical law case argued by students

Ex: a moot point

“Jesse’s Girl”: “I wanna tell her that I love her, But the point is probably moot 'Cos she's watching him with those eyes…”

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Motif: (n) a principal idea or feature; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

Ex: an Oriental motif woven into the fabric

Neophyte: (n) a new convert, beginner, novice

Ex: a mere neophyte in comparison to me

Perspicacity: (n) keenness in observing and understanding

Ex: with all the perspicacity reputed to an owl

Plenary: (adj) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members

Ex: a plenary session of the court

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Prestigious: (adj) having a highly favorable reputation, of high standing, commanding respect

Ex: a prestigious book publisher

Surveillance: (n) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation

Ex: kept under strict surveillance

Sylvan: (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody

Ex: a sylvan path

Testy: (adj) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation

synonyms all
Synonyms: All
  • acuity, acumen, discernment
  • Wooded, forested, Arcadian
  • A theme, feature, element
  • A burlesque, parody, caricature, farce
  • A novice, tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
  • Irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
  • Abandoned; remiss, delinquent; a bum
  • Involvement, connivance, collusion
  • Justice, fairness, impartiality
  • Debatable, questionable; to broach
  • Unlimited, unrestricted, absolute
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12. A figure, figurine, likeness, image

13. idiotic, moronic, fatuous, vapid

14. A skeptic or doubter about God

15. fitful, spasmodic, sporadic, random

16. monitoring, observation, scrutiny

17. wretched, miserable; ignoble; sheer, utter

18. A harangue, tirade

19. A formal charge or accusation

20. sham, spurious; tawdry, gaudy

21. unquestionable, certain, indisputable

22. acclaimed, celebrated, much-touted