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Only Geniuses Know All of These Words!
by Annette
Words, words, words. They're how we communicate and interact with others. But if you use these words with your friends, they won't know what the devil you're talking about. Have you got the smarts?

Aberration

  • Contemptible​
  • An illusion
  • Different from the norm

Abnegation

  • Rejection of doctrine
  • Resigning from something
  • Appeasing one's self

Bereft

  • Without a home
  • Sorrowful
  • Without a clue

Blandishment

  • Ignorance
  • Braggadocio
  • Flattery

Callous

  • Loose
  • Hardened
  • Sympathetic​

Calumny

  • Treason
  • False accusation
  • Utter discontent

Candor

  • Emotionalism​
  • Full of lies
  • Honesty

Debunk

  • Prove true
  • Dismiss
  • Expose a falsehood

Dirge

  • A dance
  • A song of mourning
  • A parade

Empirical

  • Derived from science
  • Faith-based evidence
  • Pertaining to an Emporer

Iconoclast

  • A celebrity
  • A challenger of cherished ideas
  • An outcast

Impinge

  • To end
  • To begin
  • To infringe upon

Maverick

  • A shooter
  • A lone survivor
  • Someone with independent thought

Panacea

  • Placebo
  • Remedy for all ills
  • A miracle solution

Pithy

  • Unkind
  • Selfish
  • Concise

Requisition

  • Authoritative request
  • Redemption
  • Usurpation

Rife

  • Damaged
  • Paltry
  • Widespread

Sanctimonious

  • Hypocritically pious
  • Without faith
  • Overly Judgemental

Stolid

  • Overly emotional
  • Firm
  • With little emotion

Travesty

  • A tragedy
  • An epiphany
  • A false imitation

Veracity

  • Viciousness
  • Full of truth
  • Full of humility

Vitriolic

  • Harsh
  • Bitter
  • Malicious
  • All of the above

Vituperate

  • To verbally​ attack
  • To condemn
  • To back down

Abrogate

  • To dismiss
  • To revoke
  • To persuade

Abstruse

  • Difficult to​ penetrate
  • Without meaning
  • Lacking interest

Accretion

  • An increase
  • A decrease
  • A halting

Aggrandize

  • To grandstand
  • To wash in praise
  • To increase or enlarge

Bane

  • A boost
  • Something causing misery
  • A victim

Capitulate

  • To add to
  • To surrender
  • To capitalize on

Cleave

  • Separate​
  • To butcher
  • Tie together

Compunction

  • Empathy
  • Deep regret
  • Solace

Consign

  • To resolve oneself
  • To give over to someone else for safekeeping
  • To sell

Defunct

  • Banished
  • Foul
  • Inactive

Didactic

  • Repetitive​
  • Making no sense
  • Instructive

Dour

  • Strict
  • Brooding
  • Sad