Elite Extension Class Vocab 11-100

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Elite Extension Class Vocab 11-100

altercation

n. a heated or noisy argument

bellicose

adj. warlike

churlish

adj. having a bad disposition; rude; boorish

disgruntled

adj. discontented; displeased

embitter

v. to make bitter; to cause resentment

grievance

n. a cause or reason for protest

infuriate

v. to cause to become very angry; to enrage

invidious

adj. tending to arouse hostility or resentment

ire

n. anger

vendetta

n. a bitter feud or quarrel; fight

dismal

adj. causing gloom or depression

maladroit

adj. awkward; clumsy; bungling

malady

n. a disease; illness; sickness

malaise

n. a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness

malapropism

n. a ridiculous misuse of words

malediction

n. evil talk about someone; slander; a curse

malefactor

n. one who does wrong; a villain

malevolent

adj. showing hatred; dangerous

malignant

adj. very harmful; threatening death; cancer(of a tumor)

malinger

v. to act sick in order to avoid work

badger

v. to nag

bait

v. to torment or harass; to lure

bridle

v. to restrain

brook

v. to tolerate

court

v. to attempt to gain, esp. love or favor; to behave so as to invite

ferret

v. to search; to seek (with "out")

grave

adj. serious; dignified; formal

motion

n. a formal proposal

produce

n. fresh fruits and vegetables

pronounced

adj. strongly marked; clearly indicated

accounterment

n. secondary items of equipment or dress (usually plural)

allure

n. to power to attract with something desirable

arbiter

n. a person selected to judge a dispute

avatar

n. an embodiment, as of a quality or concept

bellow

to yell very loudly; to shout

blasé

adj. indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience

buttress

v. to prop up or support

contour

n. outline of an object or a figure

dally

v. to waste time; loiter

debunk

v. to expose the falsehood of

deciduous

adj. shedding or disappearing at the end of a season, e.g., leaves

defame

v. to attack a person's reputation; to slander

demented

adj. insane; crazy

despondent

adj. so sad as to lack all hope

deter

v. to turn aside or discourage

eccentric

adj. unconventional; odd

éclat

n. great brilliance, as of performance or achievementl conspicuous success

egress

n. going out; the right to go out or exit

elegy

n. a poem that mourns a death; a composition (e.g., a piece of music) that resembles such a poem in mood

emend

v. to correct

entice

v. to attract or lure

environs

n. surroundings

expedient

adj, helping one's self-interest; n. a means to an end

expiate

v. to make amends for

fickle

adj. unreliable in faith; changing in affections

flout

v. to intentionally and abviously disobey

gruff

adj. rough; harsh

hearten

v. encourage; give strength

iconoclast

n. one who attacks and seeks to destroy widely accepted ideas

inaugurate

v. to formally bring into office at the beginning of a term

infraction

n. a violation of a law or rule

iridescent

adj. shining with colors

jostle

v. to push and shove; to move by pushing or elbowing

karma

n. destiny; in Hinduism and Buddhism: the total effect of a person's conduct in in successive phases of existence, believed to influence individual destiny

kowtow

v. to show servile deference; to touch the forehead to the ground as an act of respect

lacuna

n. an empty space or missing portion

languid

adj. sluggish; lacking energy

leer

v. to look at lustfully; to ogle

lurk

v. to lie in wait; to move furtively

machination

n. an artful or secret plot or scheme

maul

v. to injure; mangle

menagerie

n. a collection of wild and strange animals in cages

miasma

n. a noxious or poisonous atmosphere

nonpareil

adj. having no equal

opportunist

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

philippic

n. a harsh verbal attack or denunciation

polyglot

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

profess

v. to declare or claim openly

pugnacious

adj. belligerent, ready to fight

quirk

n. a rapid twist and turn; an individual mannerism

realm

n. a region; a kingdom

reproach

v. to express disapproval for a fault, usually out of a sense of dissapointment

resolute

adj. firmly determined

rudimentary

adj. elementary; basic

saccharine

adj. overly or sickingly sweet

sedulous

adj. working hard and steadily; diligent

tally

v. to count; add

terse

adj. without unnecessary words; succint

tranquil

adj. calm, unruffled

vagabond

n. a person without a permanent home

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