“Simon’s Saga,” Vocabulary from Episode 21 – 20 Words

indomitable

impossible to subdue

She takes some ribbing from a lot of her friends, but she’s indomitable when she’s pursuing what she thinks is the truth.
precept

rule of personal conduct

One of her precepts is never to follow conventional thinking without a healthy dose of skepticism.
conventional

following accepted customs and proprieties

One of her precepts is never to follow conventional thinking without a healthy dose of skepticism.
skepticism

doubt about the truth of something

One of her precepts is never to follow conventional thinking without a healthy dose of skepticism.
diverse

many and different

“She sounds like quite a remarkable young woman. Where did she get all these diverse interests?”
expertise

skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

“Anyway, his expertise is Indian philosophy,” Simon said.
recondite

difficult to penetrate

He’s working on really recondite subjects like the place of mind in the universe.
ultimate

furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

“I’ve read some of your …. I mean, the Indian philosophers, and I find them often to be profound thinkers, in some ways closer to the ultimate truth than those in the Western philosophic tradition.”
bemused

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

Simon looked at Xela with a somewhat bemused expression.
psychic

affecting or influenced by the human mind

She says some of the yogis exhibit remarkable psychic abilities. They seem to use not only telepathy, she says, but things like clairvoyance and precognition, or knowing about something before it happens.
substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Anyway, Jaz wants to find out more about it—how it works and if it can be substantiated empirically.
fuse

mix together different elements

Jaz thinks that maybe they do this by temporarily fusing our spacetime with this other one.
sentient

consciously perceiving

She says if there are people here who can do this kind of stuff, it seems reasonable to suppose that there are other sorts of sentient beings who can do it too.
rationality

the quality of being consistent with or based on logic

He’s a math and physics guy, so he’s really into rationality.
odyssey

a long wandering and eventful journey

“You know,” Simon said, “sometimes I think if an alien landed, those two would love nothing more than to hop on its ship and go for a long odyssey through space studying everything they could.”
candid

openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness

He was so candid. And so handsome.
vertigo

a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall

Once again, Xela felt a touch of vertigo.
verifiable

capable of being proven

The thing about Axel is that everything must be rational—empirically verifiable, as he says.
predicate

involve as a necessary condition of consequence

His life seems to be predicated on the view that logic is the best way of understanding things.
revelation

an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

Suddenly, looking at Xela, Simon had a revelation; maybe this odd, brilliant, wonderful girl was the one for Axel.

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