Flowers for Algernon

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  1. perplex
    be a mystery or bewildering to
  2. retarded
    relatively slow in mental, emotional or physical development
  3. marooned
    cut off or left behind
  4. degenerate
    a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable
  5. hostility
    a state of deep-seated ill-will
  6. interim
    the time between one event, process, or period and another
  7. regression
    returning to a former state
  8. opportunist
    a person who places expediency above principle
  9. feebleminded
    deficient in intellectual development
  10. cognition
    the psychological result of perception and reasoning
  11. Rorschach test
    a projective tests using bilaterally symmetrical inkblots
  12. dissociation
    the act of removing from association
  13. adroit
    quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
  14. begrudge
    be envious of or feel annoyance toward
  15. begrudge
    be envious of or feel annoyance toward
  16. blasphemous
    grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
  17. blunder
    an embarrassing mistake
  18. coalesce
    fuse or cause to come together
  19. contaminant
    a substance that contaminates
  20. cynical
    believing the worst of human nature and motives
  21. degeneration
    the process of declining from a higher to a lower level
  22. deleterious
    harmful to living things
  23. dilettante
    an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
  24. docile
    easily handled or managed
  25. euphemism
    an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
  26. exigent
    demanding immediate attention
  27. grotto
    a small cave, usually with attractive features
  28. humility
    a lack of arrogance or false pride
  29. juxtapose
    place side by side
  30. labyrinthine
    resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
  31. lethargic
    deficient in alertness or activity
  32. morbidity
    the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
  33. paradoxical
    seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
  34. patronizing
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  35. platitude
    a trite or obvious remark
  36. pompous
    puffed up with vanity
  37. potent
    having or wielding force or authority
  38. purse
    a container used for carrying money and small personal items
  39. quack
    the harsh sound of a duck
  40. repress
    conceal or hide
  41. usurp
    seize and take control without authority
  42. vacuous
    devoid of matter
  43. waver
    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  44. tangible
    perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch
  45. cower
    crouch or curl up
  46. impaired
    mentally or physically unfit
  47. stimulus
    any information or event that acts to arouse action
  48. subconscious
    just below the level of awareness
  49. introspective
    given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
  50. invariably
    without change, in every case

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