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Insanely Hard Vocabulary #17 aprosexia [ a -pro-SEK-see-yuh] n The inability to concentrate. Henry began to daydream every five seconds during math class because of his aprosexia. battology [ b uh - TOL - uh -jee ] n Tiresome and repetitive talking. The three-year-old girl’s battology nearly drove her mother crazy. caesious \C[ae]"si*ous\ adj A pale blue-grey color. I have a caesious colored car. cebocephalic: adj Having a monkey's brain. Mrs. Adams asked which one of her cebocephalic children forgot to close the refrigerator door. coup de grâce [ kood uh GRAHS ] n A final blow or shot given to kill a wounded person or animal. He administered the coup de grace to the deer with his hunting knife. heterophemist \Het`er*oph"e*mist\ n One who does not say what they really mean. A heterophemist may say, “I love you,” but really mean “I’m waiting for someone better.” incicurable \In*cic"u*ra*ble\ adj Being untamable. Many cities won’t allow crocodiles as pets because the animals are incicurable. ipse dixit [ IP -see DIK -sit ] n A dogmatic and unproven statement. Long ago, many people believed in the ipse dixit of the world being flat. kakorrhaphiophobia [ KAK -or- RAF -ee-oh- FO -bee-yuh ] A fear of failure. Sometimes kakorrhaphiophobia during a test can lead to failure itself.

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