ENGLISH FINAL VOCABULARY

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austere

severe or stern in manner

beneficent

performing acts of kindness or charity

crass

course and unfeeling

debase

to lower in character

disconcert

to confuse

mitigate

to make milder or softer

prate

to talk a great deal in a foolish manner

redoubtable

inspiring fear or awe

reprove

to find fault with

restitution

the act of restoring something/someone to their previous state

acrimonious

bitter in temper or tone

consternation

dismay and confusion

corpulent

fat

disavow

to deny responsibility for

expurgate

to remove passages or words from a written text

ignoble

mean

impugn

to call into question

intemperate

immoderate, lacking in self control

perfidy

faithlessness, treachery

relegate

to place in a lower position

abate

to make less of in amount

anathema

an object of intense dislike

dilatory

rending to delay or procrastinate

egregious

standing out from the mass

evanescent

vanishing

irresolute

unable to make up one's mind

nebulous

cloudlike

penury

extreme poverty

resuscitate

to revive

slovenly

untidy, dirty

supposition

something that is assumed/taken for granted

torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

accrue

to grow or accumulate over time

dun

to demand incessantly

efficacious

effective

invective

abusive language

recondite

exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

reprobate

a depraved person

abstemious

moderate pr sparing

discursive

passing aimlessly, rambling

gauche

awkward

inculcate

to remember by repetition

pernicious

extremely harmful

salient

leaping or jumping forth

specious

deceptive

cupidity

an eager desire to acquire something

deleterious

harmful

extenuate

to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense

incisive

sharp, keen, penetrating

politic

prudent, shrewdly conceived or developed

prosaic

dull, lacking in distinction and originality

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