The Screwtape Letters Vocab

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in medias res

in or into the middle of a sequence of events, as in literary narrative

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materialist

doctrine that physical matter is only reality and everything will be explained in terms of matter

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propaganda

material disseminated by advocates or opponents of a doctrine of cause

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expurgate

to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene or objectionable material from (a book etc.) before publication

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puerile

immature, especially in being silly or trivial, childish

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piqued

state of vexation because of a slight, feeling wounded pride, to provoke

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coterie

a small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently

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innocuous

having no adverse effect, harmless

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concomitants

something that accompanies or is collaterally connected

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redolent

suggestive, reminiscent

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acquiesce

to consent or comply passively or without protest

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roister

behave in blustering manner, swagger

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eradicate

to get rid of; eliminate

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vainglory

excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities, vain

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determinate

precisely limited or defined

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philology

literary study or classical scholarship

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complacency

feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction

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scruples

uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action

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unmitigated

not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity, unrelieved

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tete-a-tete

private conversations between two people, privacy

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hedonist

doctrine that only what is pleasant or has pleasant consequences is intrinsically good

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debauchee

a person who habitually indulges in debauchery or dissipation; a libertine, excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

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endemic

prevalent in particular locality, region, or population

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nominal

existing in name only

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prostration

total exhaustion or weakness, collapse

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