Vocab #14

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adulterate

to make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt

animosity

harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred

apocryphal

of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine

avarice

greed for wealth

coalesce

to merge, to fuse, to join, or to unite

collaborate

to work together

cryptic

mysterious, secret

desultory

jumping around, aimless, random

dissipation

wasteful spending, squandering

edifying

instructing and improving spiritually or morally

equivocate

to attempt to lie, to mislead, or to hide the truth

espousing

marrying, giving one's loyalty, adopting or embracing a cause

hedonist

one who seeks pleasure as the sole aim in life

indefatigable

tireless, incapable of being fatigued

interminable

having or seeming to have no end, wearisomely protracted

naive

unsophisticated; inexperienced

parody

humorous or ridiculous imitation

peripheral

on the edge, not important

portent

a sign or forewarning

prodigious

extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree, great in size, enormous

profane

showing contempt toward sacred things

respite

a rest, a delay, a period of relief

sordid

filthy, foul

surfeited

fed or supplied to excess

trifling

not significant, frivolous

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