Vocab Lesson 6 - 10

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Antiquated

Obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable

Arable

Fit for plowing, tillable

Ascendancy

Domination; growing power

Atrophy

To waste away, to wither

Clandestine

Secret

Conciliate

To reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship

Cursory

Superficial, casual, hastily done

Derision

Scoffing at, mockery, ridicule

Enmity

Absolute hatered

Extricate

To free, to disentangle

Forbearance

Patience, lenience

Frivolous

Lacking in seriousness or importance

Garrulous

Talkative, rambling

Impetuous

Violent, hasty, rash, impulsive

Industrious

Skillfully busy or occupied

Infamous

Having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

Insolence

Insulting or cotemptuous behavior

Levity

Excessive frivolity, flippancy

Oblivion

State of being forgotten

Paradoxical

Something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct.

Perjury

False testimony under oath

Rancor

Bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity

Sycophant

A self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser

Vacillating

Changing, fluctuating

Vivid

Bright, distinct, and clear

Abhor

To regard with extreme repugance; to loathe

Accolade

Praise, an award

ascetic

one who leads alife of self-denial and contemplation

bequeath

to hand down, to give or leave in a will

acharlatan

one who claims to know something that he does not

conflagration

a large fire

dearth

a lack, a scarcity

diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

effervescent

showin high spirits

ethereal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light

expunge

to remove, to erase

guile

deceitfulness, duplicity

implausible

not believable

incongruity

nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility

insularity

qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion

morose

being sullen or gloomy

placate

to appease or to pacify by making concessions

poignant

piercing, incisive, and keen

provincial

lacking sophistication, narrowminded

reiterate

to repeat

spontaneous

having no external cause, acting on impulse

synthesis

combining parts into a whole

toxic

poisonous

vigilant

very alert, watchful

voluble

ability to use words easily, fluent and glib

acquisece

to give in, to comply

affinity

a likenesss, a natural relationship

blasphemous

irrevernt, profane

buttress

to support or prop

circumspect

careful to consider consider consequences, cautions, prudent

corroboration

confirmation

deplete

to use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value

despotic

ruling oppressively and absolutley; tyrannical

emaciated

very thin (usually as a result of starvation), wasting away

empirical

based on obeservation or experiement and not on theory

extraneous

not essental or vital

fallow

inactive, plowed but no sowed

homogeneous

of the same kind

hyperbole

an obvious exaggeration

incontrovertible

indisputable

irascible

irritable, easily angered, cranky, cross

laconic

using a minimum of words; concise to the point of seeming rude

magnanimity

having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

obsequious

overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile

proliferation

an increase in number, multiplication

scrupulous

very principled, very careful and concientious

sublime

exalted, noble, uplifiting

surreptitious

secret, clandestine, stealthy

veracity

devotion to the truth

zeal

enthusiasm, fervor

ambiguous

having more than one meaning; unclear, uncertain

amiable

friendly, sociable , and congenial; civil and urbane

crass

coarse, crude, and redefine

discursive

rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly

docile

easily managed, obedient, passive

estrange

to alienate, to seperate

exonerate

to free from blame, obligation , or responsibility

gratutious

given freely, unwarranted

hypothesize

to reach a conclusion based on an assumption or something not proven

indignation

anger as a result of something unjust

induce

to bring on or to bring about

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