vocab #5-10 freshman winter final

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jaded

worn out/dulled

gist

the main idea

advocate

to recommend

efface

to wipe out

charisma

personal appeal

ogre

a large monster

mesmerize

to hypnotize

enity

anything having existence

bandy

to exchange words

nepotism

favoritism shown to family

begrudge

to resent anothers success

mandarin

an influencial person

glutinous

gluey/sticky

enmity

deep-seated hostility

declaim

to speak in a dramatic manner

imbue

to inspire, to influence

gaff

a pole with a large hook on one end

quaff

to drink

bibliophile

a lover of books

gird

to prepare for an event

daunt

to make afraid

flux

a state of continual change

hovel

a wretched living place

cadaverous

of or like a corpse

gothic

of the middle ages

penury

extreme poverty

egress

an exit

felicity

happiness/bliss

despot

a dictator with absolute power

beget

to produce

educe

to draw, or bring out

glean

to collect bit by bit

chafe

to wear or irritate

effrontery

shameless boldness

imbibe

to drink

feign

to pretend

desist

to stop

allude

to hint at

elite

the best group of people

bilk

to cheat

homily

a sermon

demise

death

emit

to send out

decadence

moral deterioration

aghast

feeling great dismay or horror

granary

a storehouse for grain

choleric

easily angered

impede

to hinder/obstruct

qualm

a feeling of uneasiness

lampoon

a written satire used to attack someone

narcissistic

having self love

eradicate

to wipe out

fabricate

to concoct

ghastly

horrible/frightful

falliable

capable of error

blatant

obvious

dwadle

to waste time

affiliate

an association

fawn

to act slavishly submissive

calumny

a false accusation

berate

to scold someone at length

minion

a servile follower

desolate

barren

bane

the cause of a ruin

pacify

to calm down

garble

to mix up

prevaricate

to lie

filch

to steal

neophyte

a beginner

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