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A plethora of vocab words for memorization. FML.

garrulous

talkative, full of trivial conversation

diatribe

bitter or critical speech, thunderous verbal attack

repartee

witty banter, adroitness and cleverness in reply

itinerant

someone who is traveling from place to place (to work)

charlatan

a flamboyant deceiver, fraud, faker

disenfranchise

deprive of voting rights

altruistic

selfless, showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

disingenuous

not straightforward; crafty, guileful, deceitful

despondency

despair, feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

impecunious

poor, penniless

belligerent

warlike, someone who fights (or is fighting)

contentious

quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments

perjury

lying under oath

denizen

inhabitant

vaunt

to boast; to brag about

truculent

defiantly aggressive, surly, angry

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness, cheerful promptness

obsequious

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner, slightly slimy

expunge

remove by erasing or crossing out

incremental

increasing by a small amount

illicitness

unlawfulness

nefarious

extremely wicked

canonical

conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

loquacious

talkative, full of trivial conversation

impudent

improperly forward or bold

mitigate

make less severe or harsh

panacea

cure-all, hypothetically

reticent

shy, reluctant to draw attention to yourself

bellicose

warlike

cantankerous

ill-humored; irritable

conciliator

someone who tries to bring peace

pedantry

a ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

clandestine

secretive

contrite

remorseful

recondite

hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure

prurient

characterized by lust

onerous

troublesome and oppressive; burdensome

sagacious

wise

deleterious

harmful to living things

banal

obvious and dull

vociferous

conspicuously and offensively loud

bereft

deprived

mollify

make less rigid or softer

extortion

getting money by threats

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

galvanize

startle, excite, shock, electrify

happenstance

An unexpected random event

diffident

lacking self-confidence

nuance

something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

paucity

a scarcity; a lack

anathema

solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

extrinsic

external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic

quibble

argue over petty things

impetus

a force that moves something along

ensconce

fix firmly

rebuff

to snub; to repel, drive away; a curt rejection, a check

enervate

to weaken

profiteer

someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)

sanctimonious

excessively or hypocritically pious

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