Writ Lit 2 vocab Semester 2

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Allocate

to set apart or designate for a special purpose

Ardent

very enthusiastic, impassioned

Assiduous

persistent, attentive, diligent

Brash

prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent

Capricious

subject to whims or passing fancies

Chastise

to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

Copious

abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose

Deviate

to turn aside; to stray from a norm; one who departs from a norm; differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional

emaciated

unnaturally thin

Exult

to rejoice greatly

gnarled

Knotted, twisted, lumpy

indemnity

a payment for damage or loss

Inkling

a hint; a vague notion

Limpid

clear, transparent; readily understood

omnipotent

almighty, having unlimited power or authority

palatable

agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption

poignant

deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell

Rancor

bitter resentment or ill-will

Sophomoric

immature and overconfident; conceited

Spontaneous

arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance

animosity

strong dislike; bitter hostility

Apathy

a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

Apprehensive

fearful or anxious, especially about the future

Commend

to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of

Compatible

able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

Condolence

an expression of sympathy

Consecrate

to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

Decrepit

old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

Deride

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

Ingenuous

innocent, simple; frank, sincere

Multifarious

having great variety; numerous and diverse

Obsolete

out-of-date, no longer in use

Omnivorous

eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

Parsimonious

stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

Quandary

a state of perplexity or doubt

Recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

Reprisal

An injury done in return for injury

Revel

to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration

Stultify

to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

Suave

smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

Acquiesce

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

Allure

to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

Askew

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

Blithe

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

Contentious

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

Covet

to desire something belonging to another

Crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

Disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

Exponent

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

Garrulous

given to much talking, tediously chatty

insuperable

incapable of being overcome

Lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

Misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

Profess

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

Respite

a period of relief or rest

Retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

Sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

Sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

Vanguard

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

Wastrel

a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

Allude

to refer to casually or indirectly

Clairvoyant

supernaturally perceptive; one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

Conclusive

serving to settle an issue; final

Disreputable

not respectable, not esteemed

Endemic

native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

Exemplary

worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

Fathom

to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water

Guile

treacherous cunning, deceit

Integrity

honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

Itinerary

a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

Misconstrue

to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

Obnoxious

highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

Placate

to appease, soothe, pacify

Placid

calm, peaceful

Plagiarism

passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person

Potent

powerful; highly effective

Pretext

a false reason, deceptive excuse

Protrude

to stick out, thrust forth

Stark

harsh, unrelieved, desolate; utterly

Superficial

on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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