Final Vocab - Gardner

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cachinnate

to laugh loudly or immoderately

abstruse

difficult to comprehend

bon vivant

a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable taste, especially in respect to food and drink

putative

commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist or have existed

validate

to make legally valid, ratify; to grant official sanction to by marking

satiety

the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity; surfeit, fullness; the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

Torrid

ardent, passionate

pacify

to restore to a tranquil state; settle

recalcitrant

obstinately defiant of authority or restraint

Hiatus

a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted

Rash

marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution

Carp

to find fault or complain querulously

Loquacious

full of excessive talk; wordy; given to fluent or excessive talk

Emote

to give expression to emotion especially in acting

Querulous

habitually complaining; fretful, whining

Derring-Do

daring action

Piquant

agreeably stimulating to the palate- especially spicy

Nebbish

a timid, meek, or ineffectual person

Bedizen

to dress or adorn gaudily

gregarious

tending to association with others of one's kind

Malediction

curse

Vindicate

avenge; to free from allegation or blame; confirm; justify; defend; to maintain a right to

Kowtow

to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or respect

Unabashed

not disconcerted: undisguised, unapologetic

Obliterate

to remove from recognition or memory; to remove from existence. To make undecipherable by wiping out or covering over

Notorious

generally known and talked of; widely and unfavorably known

Spiel

a voluble line of often extravagant talk: a speech delivered especially to sell or promote something

Tub-thumper

a blatant supporter (as of a cause)

Oppugn

to fight against; to call in question

Pippin

a highly admired or very admirable person or thing

Demarcate

to fix or define the limits of; to set apart

Multitudinous

including a multitude of individuals

alleviate

to relieve, lesson; to make suffering more bearable; to partially remove or correct

argot

an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group

hypnagogic

relating to the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep

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