Irish Literature- Final Vocabulary

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Squander

(verb) to spend of use money, time, ect extravagantly or wastefully

quick

(noun) the most tender and sensitive part; the most important part

ravaged

(adj or verb) ruined or spoiled or demolished

adroitness

(noun) dexterity; skill under pressing conditions

Lothario

(noun) a womanizer

raillery

(noun) Good humored ridicule; banter

palaver

(noun) profuse and idle talk; chatter

scintillate

(verb) to emit sparks; to sparkle

flaccid

(adj) soft and limp; lacking force

tumid

(adj) swollen; pompous or inflated

refractory

(adj) stubbornly disobedient; difficult or impossible to manage

lugubrious

(adj) mournful, dismal or gloomy, especially in an affected or exaggerated manner

impetuous

(adj) characterized by sudden rash action or emotion

fatuous

(adj) Foolish or insane; silly

haggard

(adj) having a gaunt, wasted or exhausted appearence

collation

(noun) any light meal

ululation

(noun) a loud and shrill lament

inimical

(adj) harmful; unfriendly; hostile

fastidious

(adj) excessively particular; hard to please

perfunctory

(adj) Performed merely as a daily routine; lacking interest, care or enthusiasm

corpulent

(adj) large or bulky in body; fat

salutary

(adj) favorable,

Savant

(noun) a person of profound or extensive learning

Fercundity

(noun) fruitfulness/fertility

acumen

(noun) keen insight/shrewdness

petulant

(adj) impatient and irritated, especially over some trifling annoyance

paroxysm

(noun) any sudden violent outburst

turpitude

(noun) vile or shameful character

solicitous

(adj) anxious or concerned for the well being of others

sententious

(adj) self-righteous; given to excessive moralizing

inanition

(noun) exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation; lack of vigor

subterfuge

(noun) an artifice used to evade a rule or escape a consequence or hide something

sapient

(adj) having or showing great wisdom or sound judgement

probity

(noun) confirmed integrity; moral uprightness

acrimony

(noun) sharpness, harshness or bitterness of nature, speech or disposition

querulous

(adj) full of complaints

coterie

(noun) an exclusive group or clique

quotidian

(adj) daily; usually or customary

prodigal

(adj) exceedingly or recklessly wasteful

recondite

(adj) profound; beyond ordinary understanding

licentious

(adj) sexually immoral

urbanity

(noun) refined courtesy or politeness

opprobrious

(adj) outrageously sinful or disdainful

lacuna

(noun) a gap

dulcet

(adj) pleasant to the ear; melodious; soothing

fug

(noun) stale air

myopic

(adj) nearsighted; lacking tolerance or understanding

ataraxic

(adj) tranquil

baleful

(adj) menacing

chagrin

(noun) full of vexation

blowsy

(adj) untidy in apperance

accidie

(noun) spiritual sloth, apathy, indifference

peccadillo

(noun) a petty sin or trifling fault

chicanery

(noun) trickery or deception

insouciance

(noun) lack of care or concern

patina

(noun) any fine layer on the surface

ribald

(adj) vulgar in indecent in speech

circumspection

(noun) caution; prudence

prelapsarian

(adj) characteristic of any innocent or carefree period

assuage

(verb) to relieve

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