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BIOL 359
Corey Van De Waal

Histrionics Overdone emotion, or exaggerated overdramatic behavior done for show or to get a reaction Histrionical, histrionically Hyperbole Exaggeration: deliberate and obvious exaggeration used as an effect or to get attention Melodrama Exaggerated behavior or emotional displays Melodramatic, melodramatize, melodramatization Nihilist A person who believes that nothing is worthwhile, or that life is pointless and all human values are worthless, and completely disregards established social conventions, rules, and beliefs Niihilism, nihilistic, nihilistically Salubrious Good for, or beneficial to one’s health Salubriously, salubriousness Iconoclast Somebody who challenges traditional beliefs, customs or values, or goes against established practice Iconoclastic, iconoclastically Stultify To diminish somebody's interest and liveliness of mind by being repetitive, tedious, and boring Stultifying, stultified, stultification Boor A rude, obnoxious, ill-mannered, crass person Boorish, borrishly, boorishness Indolent Lazy: lethargic and not showing interest or making any effort Indolence, indolently Incredulous Unwilling to believe, or unconvinced by something, showing or characterized by disbelief Incredulously, incredulity, incredulousness Recondite Understood only be experts, or requiring detailed specialized knowledge to be understood • Dealing with difficult material, subject matter that is too difficult to be understood without specialized knowledge Impecunious Poor: having little or no money Impecuniously, Impecuniosity, impecuniousness Purulent Relating to pus: containing or exuding pus (drug related) Purulence Inveterate Habitual: fixed in habit or practice, or firmly established and of long standing Venerable Highly respected and revered Polemic Passionate argument: a passionate, strongly worded, and often controversial argument against, or less often in favor of something or somebody Polemics, Polemically, polemical Behoove Be incumbent upon: to be appropriate, right and proper, somebody's duty Behooves, behooved Nefarious Evil: completely wicked and immoral Nefariousness, Nefariously Egregious Outstandingly Bad: bad to an extraordinary and outrageous degree Egregiously, egregiousness Magnanimous Noble-spirited: generous, kind and loving Magnanimousness, magnanimously Imprecate Curse: to put something or somebody down, to call harm on something or someone Imprecator, imprecation, imprecatory Sanctimonious Holier-than thou: making an exaggerated show of greatness or moral superiority (eg. I’m way better than you) Sanctimoniously, sanctimoniousness Hackneyed Ordinary, dull and unimaginative. • Something that is commonplace and stale from overuse (e.g. a tired cliché) Convivial Having a pleasant and social demeanor Convivialist, conviviality, convivially Hirsute Having a lot of hair Hirsuteness Lurid Sickening, horrifying or shocking Desultory Pointlessly / aimlessly passing from one thing (or place) to another • Happening in a rando
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