Vocab Level F Unit 15

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adamant

firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance

brouhaha

a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified

bulwark

a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provide such defense or protection

choleric

easily made angry, bad-tempered

cloy

to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit

curtail

to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce

deference

courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior

definitive

conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done

demeanor

the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien

enigmatic

puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood

impromptu

without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation

mawkish

excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor

mollify

to soften, make gentle, pacify; to clam, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity

onus

something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma, blame

presentiment

a vague sense or approaching misfortune

profligate

given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending

remit

to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer

requisite

needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable

sartorial

of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)

thwart

to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

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