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Level 6 vocabulary.

Abjure

to solemnly take back; renounce under oath

Assimilate

to digest; to absorb; to incorporate; to make similar

Demeanor

the outward manner in which a person behaves

Eccentric

deviating from a circular path; unconventional or strange; a person who behaves in an odd or peculiar manner

Exhort

to urge by strong argument, advice, or appeal

Gregarious

sociable; fond of company; tending to group with others of the same kind

Impede

to hinder or obstruct the progress of

Inordinate

lacking restraint or moderation; excessive or extreme

Omnipotent

almighty; possessing unlimited power

Preclude

to make impossible by previous action; to prevent

Abeyance

a state of temporary inactivity or suspension

Bacchanal

a riotous celebration; a noisy festivity

Canopy

a covering suspended above a bed or a throne; a similar hanging or suspended covering; to cover with or as if with a hanging.

Chauvinism

aggressive devotion to one's own country or kind; fanatical patriotism

Epicure

a person of refinement who takes great pleasure in fine food and wine; a gourmet

Halcyon

calm, peaceful, or tranquil; idyllic or golden

Importune

to beset with insistent or repeated requests; to burden with demands

Labyrinth

an intricate structure of interconnected passages; something highly complicated in design

Maudlin

excessively sentimental; apparently grief-stricken

Olympian

majestic in appearance or manner, superior to the norm; one who surpasses all others

Adjoin

to be next to; to border upon

Capacious

roomy, spacious; capable of holding a large quantity

Commandeer

to seize for military purposes; to confiscate or take by force

Culpable

deserving blame or censure for being wrong, injurious, evil, or improper

Disinterested

free from selfish motive; without personal bias; impartial

Eminent

outstanding in a profession or field; prominent

Evolution

a gradual process of change from simple to more complex

Implicit

understood but not directly expressed

Legendary

related to or based on the nature of a legend; celebrated, famous, or renowned

Potable

safe to drink; a beverage, especially an alcoholic one

Antipodes

points or regions geographically opposite on the globe; something that has contrary personal characteristics to another

Brio

vigor; vivacity

Cameo

a brief sketch, often a profile, that encapsulates and brings into focus a figure; a brief but memorable appearance by an actor

Crescendo

a gradual increase, especially in the volume or intensity of sound

Emulate

to strive to equal or excel; to rival through imitation

Ingénue

an unsophisticated girl or young woman; an artless, naive person

Minion

an obsequious follower or dependent; a subordinate official

Nuance

a subtle degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation

Pariah

a social outcast

Qualm

a sudden feeling of sickness or disturbance; reservation or a feeling of uneasiness about a course of action

Aberration

a departure form the normal or typical; a deviation

Bombast

grandiloquent or pompous speech or writing; inflated style

Chary

very cautious; wary

Desultory

jumping from one thing to another; random; disconnected

Enigmatic

Puzzling; obscure in speech or writing

Exacerbate

to increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of a situation or condition; to aggravate

Flagrant

extremely conspicuous; openly scandalous; notorious

Imbue

to permeate or inspire profoundly; to saturate deeply with moisture or color

Meticulous

taking extreme care about details; fastidious; extraordinarily precise or thorough

Paroxysm

a sudden, explosive burst of emotion or physical action; periodic intensification of an illness

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