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Flashcards in Vol 6 Deck (14):
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Desiccated adj.

Dried up dehydrated

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Diffident

Shy quiet modest

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Discursive adj.

Rambling, lacking order

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Ebullient

Extremely lively enthusiastic

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Ad hominem

Latin meaning to the man. Ad hominem argument is one that relies on personal attacks rather than reason or substance

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Harridan

Strict bossy or belligerent old woman

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Credulity

Tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true

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Incommensurability

Having no common basis measure or standard of comparison

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Commensurable

Measurable by the same standard; proportionate to

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Desecrate

Treat with violent disrespect

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Sentient

Able to perceive or feel things

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Acerbic adj.

Sharp and forthright( especially of a comment or style of speaking )

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Conveyance

The action of transporting someone or something from one place to another

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Indignant

Felling or showing anger or annoyance at something perceived as unfair