Flashcards in Level 4 Deck (51):
Sophisticated trickery? Deliberate use of a false fallacious but subtle and plausible argument. Your adherence to the Santa culture is pure sophistry meant to trick children. Len was using sophistry, if he wasn't just plain lying.
Based on guesswork - a statement, opinion, or conclusion
Surreptitious spy mission
Done by clandestine or stealthy means
Pensive Charlie Brown
Thoughtful, often in a sad way
Foul, unclean, wretched. Morally repulsive, dirty from poverty/lack of care
Frugal for future. Making provisions for future. A provisionary (fake word) company is called a provident organization. The provident scheme aims to better us in the future. Use the word to describe any noun as frugal or looking to make provisions in the future.
Credit, attribute, ascribe; sometimes wrongfully
* Astute Sherlock
Paying attention to the details. Showing ability to understand things clearly. A keen discernment, clever, cunning.
Something hard to understand or explain.
Venerate your god
To give credence (ex- the atheist no longer venerated the images of the saints and the virgin). To show deep respect, or deference for. Worship, solicit goodwill.
Anything that is sharply forcefully clear such as a statement, an argument or a demand. Forceful, Keen, cutting, caustic, clearly defined. There are trenchant distinctions between good and bad. Her trenchant speech was weakened by the scientific proof that aided the other party.
Self-governed, subject to own laws
Vegetables are no Panacea
Ephemeral life of a Mayfly
lasting a short time
Burdensome obligation, troublesome
Members of Religious organizations not part of the clergy. Layman, lay nun.
Sharply affecting taste, smell.
Prose- regular common writing or spoken language that is NOT poetry. Something boring, dull. Being at work can be a prosaic task. His prosaic writing put even the babysitter to sleep. Straightforward matter-of-fact dull Prose. Lacking poetic beauty/imagination
Con-man. Someone who pretends to some skill or be something he doesn't. A Fraud, swindler.
Done routinely with indifference, little interest, without solicitude or concern. After his perfunctory greeting to the class he started his lecture on biomedical economics. She gave him a perfunctory kiss goodnight and went back to sleep.
Swamp (area of low-lying soggy ground), something like a difficult troublesome social situation that hinders, overwhelms, engulfs. 'Don't get lost in the morass of youth culture of naïveté, criminality and decline' the father warned the son.
Worldly, banal, common
Myriad of people gathered
A very great number
His act of heroism was Laudable
Every ideology has its Dissidents
Someone who is not in agreement.
Can't be imitated
Overindulged and worn out
Not prudent, near-sighted, narrow-minded
Capable of being proven
Immature. Lacking adult experience. Those three women are particularly callow youth. A callow young man.
Going along with something even if you are a dissident of it.
Office of a pontiff/pope/high priest
Harmful, Injurious to health
Sitting on a fence. Having feelings/opinions that are simultaneously conflicting about one subject. An ambivalent politician gives unclear & ambiguous statements.
Done with Little preparation
Exemplary role model
Worthy of imitation
Perfect, having no flaws
Provide evidence, to bear witness.
Plentiful words, thoughts, supply
Based on a fallacy/deceitful lie
One who seems to be indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, pain.
Utterly lowest kind
Rush, speed up progress
Noob, Novice, recent convert to a belief