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MC 2010 Midterm Study Guide Vocabulary 1) Malevolent: wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed 2) Parsimony: Unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess 3) Tenacious: Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view. 4) Ethereal: light, airy, or tenuous 5) Candor: the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression 6) Abhor: to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate 7) Conduit: A means by which something is transmitted 8) Adversarial: a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe 9) Pundit: a learned person, expert, or authority 10) Foray: a quick, sudden attack 11) Oblique: indirectly stated or expressed; not straightforward 12) Disdain: to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn 13) Diffident: lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy 14) Vexed: irritated; annoyed 15) Bucolic: of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life 16) Rationale: the fundamental reason or reasons serving to account for something 17) Redress: the setting right of what is wrong 18) Parity: equality, as in amount, status, or character 19) Charisma: Personal magnetism or charm 20) Cathartic: emotionally purging 21) Quandary: A state of uncertainty or perplexity 22) Banal: devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite 23) Idyllic: suitable for or suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple or rustic 24) Culpable: deserving blame or censure; blameworthy 25) Ambivalent: uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow 26) Diatribe: a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism 27) Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience 28) Clamor: a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people 29) Oblivious: unmindful; unconscious; unaware 30) Self-effacing: the act or fact of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility 31) Proliferate: to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively 32) Serendipity: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident 33) Rescind: to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal 34) Miscreant: a vicious or depraved person; villain 35) Precursor: a person or thing that precedes, as in a job, a method, etc. 36) Amok: In or into a jumbled or confused state 37) Opt: to make a choice; choose 38) Myriad: of an indefinitely great number; innumerable 39) Morph: to be transformed 40) Oxymoron: A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined 41) Sedentary: accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise
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42) Stymie: a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it 43) Mollify: to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease 44) Generic: any product, as a type of food, drug, or cosmetic commonly marketed under a
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2008 for the course MC 2010 taught by Professor Shearman during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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