Fiske Word Power


Building a powerful and persuasive vocabulary
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vex Its meaning: to be annoyed to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to. to bring physical distress to. to irritate or annoy by petty provocations : harass. puzzle, baffle.
aggregation a grouping together "the pelican is the other bird likely to be found in large aggregations in East Africa's wetlands"
agoraphobia fear of crowds or open spaces An anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of certain places and situations that the person believes is difficult to escape from, such as open spaces and public transport.
aleatoric improvisatory, random, chancy
ambidextrous skillful with either hand
ambience surrounding atmosphere "the relaxed ambience of the cocktail lounge is popular with guests"
blatant (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly. "blatant lies"
catharsis the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
corrigendum a thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.
demography the study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations.
dyslexia A learning disability which affects skills involved in reading, spelling and writing.
egregious outstandingly bad; shocking. "egregious abuses of copyright"
extrapolate Extend the application of (a method or conclusion) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable.
genuflect lower one's body briefly by bending one knee to the ground, typically in worship or as a sign of respect. "she genuflected and crossed herself"
gratuitous uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted. "gratuitous violence" synonyms: unjustified · without reason · uncalled for · unwarranted
pejorative expressing contempt or disapproval. "permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term" synonyms: disparaging · derogatory
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