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Flashcards in jan 27 vocab test Deck (15):
1

insignificantly small; a matter of form only; minimal

nominal

2

arousing to action or rebellion; works against government; stimulating controversy

seditious

3

thin; fragile; lacking substance or significance

tenuous

4

refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like; indefinite

noncommittal

5

great coolness and composure under pressure; poise

sang-froid

6

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally; accidental

inadvertent

7

add details to; to make better; amplify

aggrandize

8

of an obscure nature; cryptic; incomprehensible

inscrutable

9

something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; original; pilot; perfect example

archetype

10

scholarly; learned; show great learning

erudite

11

deduce; conclude; reason; educated guess

infer

12

diffusing warmth and friendliness; cordial; genial

affable

13

having no definite form or distinct shape; formless; shapeless

amorphous

14

gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture; webby filaments

gossamer

15

a natural tendency to like something; inclination

proclivity