Greenwald Vocab 11 (Better Defs)

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connoisseur

someone with informed and discriminating judgement, especially in matters of art, literature, or taste

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pundit

an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public

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savant

a learned person, especially a distinguished scientist

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maven

an expert or connoisseur

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cognoscenti

people (plural) who are considered to be especially well informed about a particular subject

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neophyte

a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief

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greenhorn

an inexperienced person

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tenderfoot

an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)

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tyro

beginner; novice

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consensus

collective uniformity of opinion; general agreement in feeling or belief

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dissidence

protest against official policy; dissent

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construe

to interpret or analyze something in a particular way

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consummate

complete or perfect in the highest degree

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superlative

to the highest degree; above the rest

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transcendent

going beyond the limits of ordinary experience

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virtuoso

a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit

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inept

having or showing no skill; clumsy

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indifferent

having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned

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copious

large in number or quantity

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bounteous

generously given or giving; bountiful (often flowers/food)

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profuse

produced or given in large amounts

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lavish

sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious

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scanty

small or insufficient in quantity or amount

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vacuous

having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless

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barren

empty of meaning or value

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corpulent

excessively fat or bulky

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husky

strong; hefty

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burly

(of a person) large and strong; heavily built

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portly

having a stout body; somewhat fat (used especially of a man)

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stout

(of a person) somewhat fat or of heavy build

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rotund

(of a person) plump; rounded

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gaunt

(of a person) lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age

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corroborate

to confirm

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confute

to argue or point out error

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impugn

to call into question; to attack verbally

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counsel

a. advice secured through consultation, b. an adviser, especially a legal adviser, c. to advise or recommend as a course of action

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exhort

to urge strongly

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admonish

warn or reprimand someone firmly

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credibility

the ability to inspire belief or trust

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criterion

a standard or principle on which to base a judgement or decision

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touchstone

a means of testing worth or genuineness

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canon

an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature

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crucial

at a point that will determine the final outcome; of supreme importance

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pivotal

vitally important, essential

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culpable

at fault; blameworthy

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peccant

violating a moral law; sinful

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wanting

lacking

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censurable

deserving of blame or correction

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reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment

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meritorious

worthy, deserving recognition and praise

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laudable

(of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation

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cursory

hasty and superficial

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perfunctory

(of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection

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slapdash

done too hurriedly and carelessly

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exhaustive

examining, including, or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive

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meticulous

showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

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curtail

to shorten or reduce

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truncate

shorten the duration or extent of

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augment

to make greater, increase

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cynical

inclined to doubt deny the virtuousness or honesty of human motives; sneeringly bitter or negative.

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misanthropic

hating mankind

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derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule

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sardonic

grimly mocking or cynical

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acerbic

biting, bitter in tone or taste

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sanguine

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

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pathos

appeal by empathy

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plethora

an excess, a lot

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ethos

appeal by credibility

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panacea

remedy for all ills

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hoi polloi

the common people; the masses

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acme

the point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful

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nemesis

someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy

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dogma

a (set of) principles that is excepted as truth

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antithesis

the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

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iota

a very small amount

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apotheosis

the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

<p>the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax</p>
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hedonist

person who pursues pleasure as a goal

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atheist

a person who believes there is no god

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agnostic

one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven

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egalitarian

relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities

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misogynist

one who hates women

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monotheist

a person who believes in only one God.

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heretic

someone who goes against accepted religious beliefs

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fundamentalist

a person who believes in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture in a religion.

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