ENG IV 1st Semester Esst. Words

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abrogate

tto abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal

auspicious

promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable

belie

to show to be false; contradict

chicanery

trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry

conjecture

an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation

consonance

Agreement; harmony; accord. Repetition of vowels

countenance

appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face

diffident

lacking confidence

egocentric

having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered

epiphany

A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization

ethnocentric

the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.

fatuous

foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly

gauche

lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless

homogeneous

composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind

incognito

having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions.

incredulous

not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.

inculcate

to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly

Shakespearean sonnet

a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter

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