mrs pierlott vocab enriched final

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gape

(n.)a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

unfeigned

(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense

reiterate

(v.)to say again, repeat

pliable

(adj.)easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

averse

(adj.)having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

extol

(v.)to praise highly

cursory

(adj.)hasty, not thorough

muse

(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

esteem

(v.)to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement

venial

(adj.)easily excused; pardonable

augment

(v.)to make larger, increase

sojourn

(n.)a temporary stay

tentative

(adj.)experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

adroit

(adj.)skillful

duplicity

(n.)treachery, deceitfulness

skulk

(v.)to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

repose

(v.)to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

omniscient

(adj.)all-knowing

uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

revel

(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration

animosity

(n.)strong dislike; bitter hostility

nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned

rancor

(adj.)bitter or ill-will

inopportune

(adj.)coming at a bad time; not appropriate

parsimonious

(adj.)stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

urbane

(adj.)refined in manner or style, suave

pungent

(adj.)causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

altruistic

(adj.)unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

verbatim

(adj.)word for word

compatible

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

quintessence

(n.)the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

insidious

(adj.)intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

dearth

(n.)A lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

malevolent

(adj.)spiteful, showing ill will

supercilious

(adj.)proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

clemency

(n.)mercy

deride

(v.)To ridicule

allocate

(v.)to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute

decrepit

(adj.)old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

indemnity

(n.) a payment for damage or loss

sophomoric

(adj.) Immature and overconfident; conceited.

reprehensible

(adj.)deserving blame or punishment

ardent

(adj.) very enthusiastic

assiduous

(adj.)hard-working

grimace

(n.)a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face

extirpate

(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

amend

to change in a formal way; to change for the better

apathy

(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time

gnarled

(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy

allure

(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

profess

(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

sinuous

(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

stark

(adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv.) utterly

potent

(adj.) powerful; highly effective

placid

(adj.) calm, peaceful

obnoxious

(Adj.) Highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care

perpetuate

(v.) to make permanent or long lasting

invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack

brash

(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent.

temerity

(n.) rashness, boldness

fallow

(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed

panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

waive

(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer

stultify

(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

plod

(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

inter

(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

voluminous

(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

covet

(v.) to desire something belonging to another

respite

(n.) a period of relief or rest

wastrel

(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

protrude

(V.) To stick out, thrust forth

fathom

(v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n.) a measure of depth in water

endemic

(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

guile

(n.)treacherous cunning, deceit

opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

craven

(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward

affiliated

(adj.) associated, connected

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