Teacher Fred Vocab- Chap. 5-9

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Vocabulary Energizers 2

venerate

regard with respect

sadistic

getting pleasure from hurting others

malapropism

ridiculous or humorous misuse of words

pragmatic

practical

disparage

refer to something as having little importance, speak slightingly of

vegetate

lead a dull, inactive, useless life

adamant

unyielding, inflexible, definite

conjugal

of marriage

abominable

utterly disgusting or hateful

ominous

threatening

assent

agree, agreement

dissent

disagree, disagreement

presentiment

vague expectation or feeling of something about to happen

sententious

concise and full meaning

sentiment

feeling or opinion

despotic

tyrannical, oppressive

gullible

easily deceived

guile

deceit

exonerate

free from blame

cliche

expression or idea that is stale from overuse

trite

uninteresting because of overuse

melancholy

sad, gloomy, depressed

choleric

easily angered, grouchy

phlegmatic

sluggish, not easily excited

sanguine

cheerful, confident

consensus

general agreement

dissension

strong disagreement

sensual

enjoying bodily pleasures

insensible

unable to feel

insensitivity

inability to be affect by

maverick

independent person

esoteric

known or understood only by a select few

undermine

weaken gradually

alleviate

relieve

bacchanal

wild, drunken party

hedonist

one who lives only for pleasure

nihilist

one who rejects all religious, moral and traditional calues

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

diatribe

violent, angry, bitter attack in words

tribulation

great suffering, misery or distress

avert

turn away

divert

distract

subvert

overthrow

revert

return to a former condition

vertigo

dizziness

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