Marking Period One 2009-10

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indelible

Not capable of being removed

dissonant

Having a mixture of clashing sounds

aplomb

poise; self-confidence

despondent

depressed; gloomy.

juxtapose

to place side by side

vacuous

empty; lacking in ideas; stupid

firebrand

A troublemaker or hothead

sagacious

wise

eschew

to avoid

fabricate

to make, invent, or fake

plausible

believable

rife

widespread, common

castigate

to scold

phlegmatic

calm

obdurate

stubborn

antediluvian

antiquated; very old

accost

to confront verbally

cognizant

aware, mindful

fraught

filled with

goad

to urge, spur, incite to action

obstreperous

noisy, unruly

perspicacious

Using wise judgment

panegyrize

To praise highly, usually at a formal occasion.

mellifluous

Sweet and smooth sounding

effervescent

Lively, vivacious

abate

to decrease, lessen; subside

concurrent

happening at the same time

pedantic

showing off learning

torrid

scorching, passionate

misnomer

a wrong name

insouciant

carefree, nonchalant

obtuse

not quick or alert in perception, feeling or intellect

inimical

hostile, unfriendly

furtive

sneaky

affable

friendly

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