week 9 vocabulary

Question Answer
Aficionado (n) one knowledgeable and appreciative of a usually fervently pursued interest or activity
Belittle (v) to speak sightingly of; disparage
Benign (adj) of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life
Contemporary (adj) happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time
Contumacy (n) stubborn resistance to authority
Dispassionate (adj) not influenced by strong feeling; not affected by personal or emotional involvement
Dissemble (v) to hide under a false appearance
Extirpate (v) to destroy completely
Facade (n) a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect
Hypothesize (v) to make an assumption for the sake of argument

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