Losen Vocab Ch. 10-12

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askance

with suspicion or disapproval

attenuate

to make thin or slender/to weaken in force, intensity, or value

benign

harmless

cavil

to find fault in a petty way/to carp/a trivial objection or criticism

charlatan

an impostor/pretender

decimate

to totally destroy

foible

a minor flaw

forgo

to do without/to give up

fraught

full with/accompanied by

inure

to toughen or harden/to acclimate to

luminous

glowing

obsequious

excessively submissive for own reasons/sychopathic

obtuse

blunt with no point/stupid

oscillate

to vacillate

penitent

regretful/one who is sorry

peremptory

determined/dictatorial

rebuff

to reject/a setback

reconnoiter

to engage in reconnaissance/to make a preliminary inspection

shambles

a slaughterhouse/state of disorder

sporadic

occurring at irregular intervals with no set order

abrogate

to repeal or cancel

ambient

totally surrounding

asperity

roughness/bitterness

burnish

to make smooth or glossy/gloss or luster

cabal

a small secret group

delectable

delightful or savory/an appealing food

deprecate

to express disapproval or frown upon

detritus

loose bits of material resulting from disintegration/wreckage

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm/boiling

eclectic

drawn from different sources/one whose beliefs are from many sources

flaccid

limp

impecunious

lacking money

inexorable

inflexible or relentless

moribund

dying

necromancer

a wizard

onerous

burdensome/oppressive

rife

common

rudiments

the basics of a profession

sequester

to set apart/to take possession of

winnow

to delete or sort

aesthetic

pertaining to beauty/artistic

defunct

no longer functioning

discomfit

to frustrate/to defeat

espouse

to take up and support/to adopt

fetish

a talisman/obsession

gregarious

living together in a group/sociable

hapless

unlucky

impeccable

faultless

importune

to trouble with demands/to beg for insistently

interpolate

to insert with other parts/to present as a correction

irreparable

beyond repair

laconic

using few words

languish

to become weak/to wilt or flag

mendacious

untrue

nadir

rock bottom

omnipresent

present in all places at all times

perfunctory

done without interest

plaintive

melancholy

requite

to reimburse/to avenge

tantamount

equivalent

arrogance

pride or haughtiness

derogation

an act that detracts from reputation and power

surrogate

a deputy or substitute

interrogation

a formal system of questioning

abrogation

cancellation

prorogue

to defer a legislative body

interrogative

asking a question/having the form of a question

supererogatory

beyond what is asked

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