Vocabulary - Lesson 1

panopticon

a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.


free will

the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion.


whimsy

playfully quaint or fanciful behaviour or humour.

a thing that is fanciful or odd.


malleable

easily influenced; pliable.

(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.


Catnip

someone or something that is very attractive or appealing to a particular person or group.


Nudger

someone who nudges; someone who gives a gentle push. “he needs a regular nudger to keep him awake”


fidelity

faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support.


fecundity

the ability to produce many new ideas.

he ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertility.


 

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