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JRS 300 Terms 241-300

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muhuvuti's version from 2016-06-29 19:48

Section 1

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desultoryrandom; disconnected; rambling
deferencerespect; regard for another's wish
decorumproper behavior
ambiguousopen to or having several possible meanings or interpretations
tangentialperipheral; digressing
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Section 2

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castigationpunishment; criticism; chastisement
pragmaticpractical
elegypoem or song expressing lamentation
indigencepoverty
aestheticrelating to beauty or art
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Section 3

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anachronismsomething out of proper time
pedanticshowing off learning
contentiousquarrelsome; causing quarrels
conundrumriddle; puzzle with no solution
gregarioussociable
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Section 4

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soporificsleep producing
presumptuousrude; improperly bold
autonomousself-governing; independent
derivativesomething derived; unoriginal
viablepracticable; capable of developing
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Section 5

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condoneoverlook voluntarily; forgive
permeablepenetrable; porous
commensurateproportional
dismissput away from consideration; reject
latentpresent but hidden; potential
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Section 6

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grandiloquentpompous; bombastic
precursorpredecessor
majorone of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified cause
contraryopposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact
discerningperceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgment
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Section 7

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recluseperson who lives in seclusion and often in solitude
conductpersonal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment
partisanone-sided; committed to a party, group, or cause
hyperbolepurposeful exaggeration for effect
misanthropesomeone who hates humanity
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Section 8

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paucityscarcity
refractoryresisting ordinary methods of treatment
eclecticselecting from various sources
catalystsomething causing change
itineraryroute of a traveler's journey
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Section 9

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federalpertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central gov't distinct from the individual
asceticone who practices self-denial
bombasticpompous; using inflated language
initialof, pertaining to, occurring at the beginning; first, the initial step in a process
obsequiousoverly submissive
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Section 10

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complementsomething that completes or makes perfect
ephemeralshort-lived; fleeting
considerablerather large or great in size, distance, or extent
fawningseeking favor by flattering
apparentreadily seen; exposed to sight; open to view
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Section 11

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boorishrude; insensitive
diffidenceshyness; lack of confidence
impassiveshowing no emotion
conciliatoryovercoming distrust or hostility
annualof, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly
corporateof, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations
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