Advanced Vocab 6

reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment

cad

(dated) a man who behaves dishonourably

panacea

a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

quintessential

the most typical, ideal, or important example of a quality or class

aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

impecunious

having little or no money

clerical

concerned with or relating to work in an office, especially routine documentation and administrative tasks

conjecture

an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information

avarice

a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

parsimony

extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources

percuniary

consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money

polemic

an aggressive argument against a specific opinion

pedagogy

the art or profession of teaching

pedagogical

characteristic of teaching or teachers (innovative pedagogical methods)

cultivation

the process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill

clergy

A body of officials who perform religious services, such as priests, ministers or rabbis.

vicissitude

a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant

amalgamation

a union/ merger

monolithic

large, powerful and indivisible

pietism

a Protestant revival movement in early-eighteenth-century Germany and Scandinavia that emphasised a warm and emotional religion, the priesthood of all believers, and the power of Christian rebirth in everyday affairs

cathartic

relaxing after an emotional outburst

ancillary

providing something additional to a main part or function

canard

a false rumor, fabricated story

visceral

relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect

admonition

a firm warning

callow

inexperienced and immature

earnest

intense, a sincere state of mind

eclectic

deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources

to redound to

contribute greatly to a person's credit or honour

congenital

having a particular trait from birth or by firmly established habit

syllogistic reasoning

determining whether a conclusion follows from two statements that are assumed to be true

circumspect

careful, cautious

conceited

excessively proud of oneself; vain

fastidious

very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail

insouiance

lack of concern

deference

humble submission and respect

priggish

self-righteously moralistic and superior

apposite

appropriate; fitting

perfidious

deceitful and untrustworthy

untenable

not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain