Vocabulary List 7

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20 terms · 20 words

Auspicious

favorable, fortunate, prosperous; favoring or conducive to success

Remonstrate

to point out or call attention to a fault, usually by way of censure, complaint or protest; to object, to oppose

Rejoin

to make a reply, to answer

Edification

intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement, enlightenment

Onerous

burdensome, oppressive

Prevaricate

to lie, to dissimulate, to speak equivocally or evasively

Machination

a scheming or crafty action, a subtle maneuver or artful design, especially one regarded as evil or reprehensible

Superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient, nonessential, unnecessary

Inveterate

chronic, habitual, persistent, confirmed or deeply rooted

Pernicious

deadly, noxious, dangerous, destructive

Desultory

erratic, wavering, digressive, incoherent

Circumspection

cautious and earnest attention, prudence, discretion

Serendipity

accidental good fortune; discovering goodness without looking for it

Solecism

impropriety, deviation from proper order (often in grammar), a breach of etiquette or decorum

Insipid

lacking taste or savor; unpleasing, vapid, flat, stale

Altruistic

unselfish, devoted to others' interests

Precipitate

rash, premature, sudden, abrupt, impetuous

Anodyne

a drug that allays pain, something that soothes, comforts, calms

Prosaic

factual, literal; having an unimaginative quality of style or expression

Sophism

an argument that is correct in form and appearance, but is invalid; a fallacious argument or specious reasoning

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