Brave New World Vocabulary

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proliferate
multiply rapidly
indulgently
as if doing one a favor
indefatifably
tirelessly
axiomatic
self-evident
ruminating
meditating; thinking
contemptuous
disgraceful; scornful
plaintive
mourning
cajolery
urging with gentle or repeated appeals; teasing or flattery
reciprocated
returned; mutually shared
precipice
cliff
unprecedented
never has happened before
inexorably
relentlessy
inconceivable
unbelieveable
lecherous
indulging in excessive sexual activity
patronizingly
in a condesending manner
asset
thing of value
ignominy
disgrace
appalling
arousing a disgust
intrinsically
as part of the nature of a thing itself
vitrified
made to look like glass
subversive
undermining
odious
shocking
ingratiating
making onself favorable to another
moribund
about to die
reparation
compensation, something to make amends
carapace
hard outer covering
impunity
exemption from punishment
parenthetically
as in parenthesis
gesticulating
bodily movement; esp. for emphasis
postulates
take things for granted without proof necessary
flagrantly
in a big way, obviously
pneumatic
filled with air
compunction
regret; remorse


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