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Rorschach test

inkblot test used to determine a person’s mental state

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motivation

determination, stimulation, drive, inspiration

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conscious

aware, awake

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opportunist

one who takes advantages of others or situation to advance himself

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degenerate

to deteriorate, get worse

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regression

to go back to a less advanced state

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cower

hide/crouch in fear

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outstrip

to be better than, to overtake

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ironic

pathetic, humorous in a sad way

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averted

avoided, escaped from

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intuition

instinct, gut feeling, insight

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blacklist

boycott, ban

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inanimate

lifeless, unmoving, inert

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alma mater

the university you attended

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strained

tense, uncomfortable

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easy mark

someone who is easily taken advantage of

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dull-witted

unintelligent, slow to understand

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plunge

to dive, to fall

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berserk

irrational, crazy

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erratic

inconsistent, changing from one moment to the next

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smirking

smiling smugly

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dilettantes

superficial fans of something (without deep knowledge of an art)

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futile

pointless, useless

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sounding board

a person or group whose reactions to suggested ideas are used as a test of their validity or likely success before they are made public

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brusque

abrupt or offhand in speech or manner

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sceptical

not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations

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humility

a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness

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suspend

hang (something) from somewhere

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tempered

act as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something)

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lethargy

a lack of energy and enthusiasmt

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tangible

perceptible by touch

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stolid

not easily excited, not showing emotion

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counterweight

opposing balance

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motor activity

muscular movement and coordination

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microcosm

mini-representation of the world

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