Vocabular 12-17 and 3-8

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obscure

unclear; hidden

superficial

shallow; sketchy

tertiary

of third importance

conspicuous

obvious; clear

nullify

to abolish; to negate

retort

reply

reverberate

echo

permeate

to spread or flow throughout

jubilant

joyous; happy

concise

short; brief

disparage

to belittle

ethics

morals

irrelevant

not pertinent

authoritarian

strict; dictatorial

malnutrition

lack of healthy nutrition

exonerate

to clear of wrongdoing

fabricate

to make up

bizarre

strange; fantastic

placate

to calm

unabated

never-ending

sedate

to compose

precipitation

rain, snow, sleet, or hail

dubious

doubtful

venomous

poisonous

elapse

to pass

bristle

to anger

construe

to interpret

oratory

speech

implore

to beg

inhibition

restraint

fret

to worry

malady

illness

listless

spiritless

insurgent

rebel

whet

to sharpen

morose

sad

remote

distance

tinged

tinted

hypothetical

assumed

brash

impulsive; hasty

prelude

preface

preclude

to prevent

subordinate

of less importance

arbitrary

impetuous

doleful

sad

incoherent

unclear

falter

to halt

irate

anger

painstaking

careful

reprehensible

blameworthy

restrictive

limiting

convalesce

to recover

octogenarian

someone between 80 and 89

fitful

irregular

stereotype

generalization

respite

rest

stagnate

to stop developing

ascend

to climb

dregs

the least valuable part

intemperate

unwise

rampart

a defensive structure

retract

to pull back or in

pittance

small amount

eminent

famous

interrogate

to question

exploits

adventures

kindle

to light

clemency

mercy; forgiveness

pragmatic

practical

writhe

to twist

articulate

well-spoken

cant

vocabulary

immaterial

irrelevant

wince

to flinch

tALON

claw

engrossed

deeply involved

improvise

to make up on the spot

shun

to reject

subterranean

underground

profound

major

regatta

boat race

viable

capable of living

rail

to complain bitterly

impunity

immunity

prodigy

phenomenon

aspirant

candidate

flamboyant

showy

indigent

poor

opportune

favorable

succumb

to yield; to submit

alleviate

to ease the pain

analogous

similar in a way

dismantle

to take apart

distraught

trouble in a way; worried

dormant

inactive

mami

to cripple

meticulous

exact on details

murky

not clear

narcissism

self- love

squabble

to engage in a minor quarrel

animosity

hatred for something

anonymity

unknown

bibliophile

obsessed with books

ebb

to flow or fall back like tides

effervescent

lively

elusive

hard to capture

nemesis

rival

nepotism

favoritism shown by people in high places to relatives or close friends

nonchalant

carefree

solicitude

the state of showing concern

antagonism

the state of being opposed or hostile to another

ardent

passion

assuage

to ease

embellish

to dress up

engender

to give rise to

enigma

a mystery

menagerie

a zoo

nostalgia

a bittersweet longing for something

obliterate

to destroy

atrophy

the wasting away of the body

aversion

a strong despise for

equivocate

to speak ambiguously to mislead

esoteric

only understood by a group of people

eulogy

a speech written when somebody dies

obtrusive

intrusive

officious

annoying

onomatopoeia

using words that imitate the sound they denote

overt

not hidden

scrupulous

attentive to details

bedraggled

wet and messy

behoove

to be necessary

euphemism

an inoffensive term that replace an offensive one

evanescent

lasting only a short time

exacerbate

to aggravate

exemplary

worthy of imitation

opaque

not letting light pass through

opulent

having or showing great wealth

ornate

made with elaborate decorations

sequester

to separate

bequeath

to leave something in a will to another

blasphemous

disrespectful to God

fervor

passion

fledgling

a young, inexperienced person

forlorn

miserable; abandoned

occult

mysterious

parsimonious

tight with money

partisan

suporter

serene

calm

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