Terminology Chapter 2 B

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ambiguous

liable to be interpreted in more than one way; uncertain, or unclear meaning

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cosmopolitan

at home in any place in the world; not common, common to the entire world

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-cosm

universe, order

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ephemeral

lasting but a short time, lasting only a day, transitory

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frugal

careful in the use of money, thrifty

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grandiose

grand, marked by great scope and grandness sometimes to the extend of being pompous

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incessant

going on endlessly, occurring without interruption, continuous

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incongruous

not corresponding with, disagreeing with; inconsistent with what is logical

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ludicrous

silly, or absurd, as to be laughed at

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meticulous

extremely careful, sometimes to the point of excessive concern for details

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prudent

using good judgement; especially careful with one's own affairs and interests

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transparent

able to transmit light so that you can see through the other side; really understandable, clear

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universal

extending to and including the entire world or all members of a group; of or related to the universe or to the cosmos

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Cataclysmic

related to violent upheaval or disaster