Elite Vocab Set 101-125

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queasy

adj. sick to one's stomach; nauseated

perpetuity

n. a state of infinite or indefinately long duration

unkempt

adj. sloppy; messy; unclean

rouse

v. to wake or provoke

resilient

adj. able to recover quickly (e.g., from bending or illness)

mien

n. bearing or manner, esp. as revealing one's inner state of mind

rancid

adj. spoiled or rotten (esp. oils or fats)

embroil

v. to engage in trouble; to complicate

dynasty

n. a succession of rulers or people in power from the same ruler

insidious

adj. subtly harmful; stealthy, sneaky

anonymous

adj. having an unknown or unacknowledged name

waggish

adj. mischievous; playful

protean

adj. easily taking on different forms

kindling

n. dry sticks of used to start a fire

skulk

v. to lurk; to move secretively

malinger

v. to act sick in order to avoid work

waif

n. a person without home or friends

affluence

n. wealth

occult

adj. relating to the supernatural; beyond human comprehension; mysterious

melange

n. a mixture; a hodgepodge

dentriment

n. injury or damage

deranged

adj. mentally disturbed

grotesque

adj. strangely or absurdly distorted

extortion

n. taking (orioerty or money) by force or threat or force

fleet

adj. moving swiftly

indiscriminate

adj. unselective; random; unrestrained

kin

n. one's relative

insinuate

v. to hint

congregate

v. to assemble into a group

morass

n. an area of swampy ground; something that hinders

lucrative

adj. producing wealth; profitable

opportunist

n. one who takes advantage of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so

apprehend

v. to become aware of through the senses

placebo

n. something presented as a drug, but having no actual effect

vicarious

adj. felt as if one were taking part in the experiences of another

rancorous

adj. bitter and resentful

regale

v. to delight or entertain

gross

adj. total, entire; glaringly obvious, flagrant

effect

v. to bring about

leaven

v. to add yeast; to fill (something) with a substance that changes it or makes it lighter

nepotism

n. showing favoritism to relatives

check

v. to restrain or block

utopia

n. an ideally perfect place

curfew

n. a regulation requiring people to be inside at a certain time

amiable

adj. friendly and agreeable; sociable

irony

n. a use of words in which the intended meaning is very different from the literal sense; an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs, esp. one that suggests a lesson about human folly

inordinate

adj. excessive, unrestrained

polyglot

adj. speaking many languages; n. one who speaks many languages

vapid

adj. lacking interest, animation or flavor

archaic

adj. of a much earlier, often more primitive period

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