VOCAB 11 KAREN

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abdicate

v) to give up a position, usually one of leadership

abduct

v) to kidnap

allay

v) to soothe/ease

ameliorate

v) to improve

colloquial

adj) characteristic of informal conversation

crescendo

n) a steady increase in volume

demarcations

n) the marking of boundaries or categories

demure

adj) quiet

discursive

adj) rambling

efficacious

adj) effective

furtive

adj) secretive

interlocutor

n.) someone who participates in a dialogue or conversation

lurid

adj) graphic, gruesome

neophyte

(n.) someone who is young or inexperienced

patent

adj) clear

plaudits

(n.) enthusiastic approval, applause

privation

(n.) lacking basic necessities

ruminate

v) to comtemplate, reflect

salient

adj) significant

sobriety

n) calm

spurious

(adj.) false but designed to seem plausible

temerity

n) recklessness

turpitude

n) moral corruption

unctuous

exaggeratedly or insincerely polite

veneer

(n.) a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance

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