English vocab #13

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apropos (adj,adv)

appropriate to a particular situation; with reference to, concerning

concourse (n)

a large open area inside or in front of a public building

concurrence (n)

agreement in opinion; cooperation

coquettish (adj)

characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner

fervent (adj)

having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm

Gnostic (adj)

possessing knowledge, especially of spiritual matters

infidel (n)

a person who does not accept a particular faith

irascible (adj)

easily provoked to anger; very irritable

jostle (v)

to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely

locution (n)

a style of speech or verbal expression; a person's style of speech

masticate (v)

to chew

misanthropy (n)

hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind

nonchalance (n)

cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness

penultimate (adj)

second to last

perfunctory (adj)

performed merely as a routine duty; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm

rarefied (adj)

containing less oxygen than usual; appealing to an exclusive group

renounce (tv)

to give up by formal declaration; to give up

reticent (adj)

reluctant or restrained; not revealing one's thoughts

sordid (adj)

arousing moral distaste and contempt; dirty or unpleasant

truncheon (n)

a staff or baton acting as a symbol of authority

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