Wednesday, January 20, 2010


diabolical- belonging to or so evil as to recall the Devil

esoteric- intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with specialized knowledge or interest

altruism- in belief in or practice of disinterested or selfless for the wellbeing of others

ambiguity- uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language

demagogue- a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument

ostensibly-apperantly or purportedly, but perhaps not actually

variorum- having notes written by various editors or commentators

perspicuous- clearly expressed and easily understood

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