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  1. Conspiracy [00:01]
  2. Nefarious [01:33]
  3. Skeptical [01:55]
  4. Mind-numbing [02:07]
  5. Epidemic [03:00]
  6. Mind-boggling [06:03]
  7. Infuriating [06:05]
  8. Nuance [11:07]
  9. Obscure [11:45]
  10. Just call the guy [13:10]
  11. Esoteric [14:09]
  12. Pitch deck [15:42]
  13. Perverse [22:40]
  14. Vague [23:53]
  15. Caveat [24:02]
  16. Riveting [24:58]
  17. Boilerplate [26:10]
  18. Shrewd [28:17]
  19. Blasted [28:33]
  20. Upshot [28:35]


  1. Conspiracy
    1. a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
      1. The three men are accused of conspiracy.
      2. I suspected that he was involved in the conspiracy.
      3. At first, he was blissfully unaware of the conspiracy against him.
  2. Nefarious
    1. actions or activities that are morally bad.
      1. Most of us know that information sent over internet wires can be used by individuals who have nefarious intentions in mind.
      2. In the end, if you have the most money and property, then you are successful in your efforts to beat the villains at their own nefarious game.
      3. The company’s CEO seems to have been involved in some nefarious practices/activities.
  3. Skeptical
    1. not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
      1. She turned in time to see Mrs. Watson’s skeptical look turn into a smile.
      2. His expression was skeptical.
      3. But over the last few years I’ve become skeptical about the whole thing.
  4. Mind-numbing
    1. so extreme or intense as to prevent normal thought.
      1. The jury sat through hours of mind-numbing testimonies.
      2. The whole experience was mind-numbing.
      3. The repetition was mind-numbing.
  5. Epidemic
    1. excessively prevalent or excessively happening often over a large area at a particular time.
      1. A great epidemic burst forth in that area.
      2. She was carried off by the epidemic.
      3. The threat of an epidemic caused great alarm and trepidation.
  6. Mind-boggling
    1. having a very powerful or overwhelming effect on the mind.
      1. The huge range of animals at the zoo is truly mind-boggling.
      2. There are so many of them that it might be mind-boggling for a while.
      3. The wealth of information available on organic gardening can quickly become mind-boggling.
  7. Infuriating
    1. causing feelings of extreme anger.
      1. It is infuriating to talk to someone who just looks out of the window.
      2. The infuriating thing is that he is always right.
      3. It’s infuriating when people keep spelling your name wrong, isn’t it?
  8. Nuance
    1. a shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
      1. He was aware of every nuance in her voice.
      2. Collin loves to analyze every little nuance of our conversation.
      3. She managed to capture every nuance of his expression in the portrait.
  9. Obscure
    1. not known to many people.
      1. It was an obscure corner of the world.
      2. The origin of the kingdom is obscure.
      3. There’s always eBay when you’re looking for a deal or an obscure item.
  10. Just call the guy
    1. a guy or woman who is an authorized service technician.
      1. I told her to just call the guy.
      2. They were worried so they just called the guy to fix it.
      3. I tried to just call the guy for how many times already.
  11. Esoteric
    1. hard to understand.
      1. He was avoiding the sense of making something too esoteric.
      2. Like Van Gogh, you can infuse words with your own vision without becoming esoteric.
      3. The purpose of these transformations will sound a bit esoteric at the moment.
  12. Pitch deck
    1. a brief presentation that gives an overview of the business plan, products, services and growth traction.
      1. How to create a pitch deck?
      2. Mike tell the story of the company in five minutes using pitch deck.
      3. You have to use the best pitch deck to represent our company.
  13. Perverse
    1. turned away from what is right or good.
      1. John made the decision to act in a perverse way to stand out from the rest of his group.
      2. That would seem to be a somewhat perverse justification.
      3. Kyle found a perverse enjoyment from hurting other people.
  14. Vague
    1. uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
      1. He was vague to say the least.
      2. She rolled her eyes at the vague response.
      3. The plan was vague on detail, leaving them wondering what to do next.
  15. Caveat
    1. an explanation to prevent misinterpretation.
      1. I’ll have to add our usual caveat to the agreement.
      2. The only caveat to keep in mind is that keeping colors on the light/bright side works well with this style.
      3. The nature of the offense leading to the suspension should be shared with the teacher, with the caveat that it be kept confidential.
  16. Riveting
    1. it is extremely interesting and exciting where it holds your attention completely.
      1. As usual, she gave a riveting performance.
      2. The complex plot is riveting and entirely believable.
      3. Perhaps you’d rather stay here and read your riveting book.
  17. Boilerplate
    1. standardized text or procedures that is use over again without making major changes to the original.
      1. Boilerplate text can be inserted into a document with a few keystrokes.
      2. You can also create some helper methods to simplify the boilerplate initialization of the server object.
      3. It uses binding to significantly reduce boilerplate code.
  18. Shrewd
    1. having or showing sharp powers of judgment.
      1. She was shrewd enough to guess who was responsible.
      2. Her novels were a vehicle for shrewd social comment.
      3. Bridget has a shrewd idea of what will sell.
  19. Blasted
    1. explode or destroy something or someone.
      1. One of the soldiers blasted it with concentrated laser.
      2. The explosion blasted the roof off.
      3. A wave of power blasted in the direction of the hunters, knocking them off their feet.
  20. Upshot
    1. is the final result : outcome.
      1. The upshot of the investigation is that the police will not face any charges.
      2. Sounds great in theory but the practical upshot of this can be unsettling to the public.
      3. What will be the upshot of this study?
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