Vocab 1-20

Jeff Wasielewski
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Ambivalent mixed feelings
Anomaly, abberation deviation from the Norm
Sarcastic, Sardonic, Snide Mocking, taunting
Dearth, Paucity Scarcity or shortage
Prattle babble or speaking foolishly
Wry, Droll Dry humor
unconventional unordinary
Meticulous, painstaking, fastidious exacting
Audacious fearless- (Taylor Swift)
Indifferent, apathetic, nonchalant Lack of interest
diffident, self-effacing no self esteem; no confidence
pragmatic practical or useful in a particular situation
evocation calling for- evokes a memory or a feeling like TS "love story"
Presumptuous taking liberties- overstepping your bounds- i.e. wearing MJ's clothes
recalcitrant, obstinant, obdurate, refractory stubborn
boon blessing
bane curse
clandestine, surretptiously secretly
affable, amiable, genial, gregarious agreeable
AMI- Friend
AMBI- Both e.g.: ambidexterous- can use both hands to write
Austere and Austerity bare and self-denial eg. Buddha- only ate a grain of rice
Altruism Doing something for the common good
Ambiguity Doubtful
Ambiguous unclear
Upbraid, reproach, castigate, censure Disapproval (stern or mean)
Nostalgic Dwelling on the past- thinking or your childhood memories for example
Conjecture, Supposition Guess
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