English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #28, 2012

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English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #28, 2012

contemptuous

scornful

deficit

the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

hiatus

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

laudable

worthy of high praise

prestigious

having an illustrious reputation

parlance

a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

quantified

determine; indicate, Measured

keen

a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

minting

the process of making coins

valuating

placing a value on

inflationary

tending to increase prices and decrease the purchasing power of money

penny-ante

any business arrangement or transaction involving a trifling or paltry sum of money.

demonetizing

depriving of value

incorrigible

impervious to correction by punishment

inclement

(of weather of climate) physically severe

insomnia

an inability to sleep

indolent

disinclined to work or exertion

insuperable

impossible to surmount

insipid

lacking interest or significance

incognito

without revealing one's identity

incongruous

out of place, lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

brazenly

boldly; shamelessly

mortified

made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

cede

relinquish possession or control over

abject

most unfortunate or miserable

baleful

deadly or sinister

discourse

extended verbal expression in speech or writing

humor

(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

confute

prove to be false

curiously

in a manner differing from the usual or expected

receipt

an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made; prescription

facile

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

hortatives

giving strong encouragement

quarrel

have a disagreement over something

rail

complain bitterly

hermaphroditical

having both male and female sex organs.

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; on land.

celestial

of heaven or the spirit

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

peremptory

not allowing contradiction or refusal

abstemious

sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail

belligerent

someone who fights (or is fighting); being ready to fight

satyagraha

the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms

atrocious

exceptionally bad or displeasing

scaffold

a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

alleviation

the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

apathy

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

demeanor

(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

inordinate

beyond normal limits

insipid

not pleasing to the sense of taste

pertinacity

persistent determination

vagary

an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)

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