Brave New World Vocabulary

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proliferate
 
multiply rapidly
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indulgently
 
as if doing one a favor
3
indefatifably
 
tirelessly
4
axiomatic
 
self-evident
5
ruminating
 
meditating; thinking
6
contemptuous
 
disgraceful; scornful
7
plaintive
 
mourning
8
cajolery
 
urging with gentle or repeated appeals; teasing or flattery
9
reciprocated
 
returned; mutually shared
10
precipice
 
cliff
11
unprecedented
 
never has happened before
12
inexorably
 
relentlessy
13
inconceivable
 
unbelieveable
14
lecherous
 
indulging in excessive sexual activity
15
patronizingly
 
in a condesending manner
16
asset
 
thing of value
17
ignominy
 
disgrace
18
appalling
 
arousing a disgust
19
intrinsically
 
as part of the nature of a thing itself
20
vitrified
 
made to look like glass
21
subversive
 
undermining
22
odious
 
shocking
23
ingratiating
 
making onself favorable to another
24
moribund
 
about to die
25
reparation
 
compensation, something to make amends
26
carapace
 
hard outer covering
27
impunity
 
exemption from punishment
28
parenthetically
 
as in parenthesis
29
gesticulating
 
bodily movement; esp. for emphasis
30
postulates
 
take things for granted without proof necessary
31
flagrantly
 
in a big way, obviously
32
pneumatic
 
filled with air
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compunction
 
regret; remorse


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