English Final Vocab

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JAE flashcards for vocab for the final test

discern

detect with the senses

feasible

capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

cessation

a stopping

assuaged

lessened, eased

grimace

a contorted facial expression

retaliated

returned like for like

chagrin

strong feelings of embarrassment

harbinger

an indication of the approach of something or someone

assiduously

with care and persistence

perpetrated

to be responsible for, commit

ornithologist

a zoologist who studies birds

antidote

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

levity

lightness of manner

prodigious

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

oblivious

failing to keep in mind

plethora

extreme excess

parody

humorous or satirical mimicry

apogee

a final climactic stage

callow

lacking experience of life

flamboyant

richly and brilliantly colorful

acclamation

enthusiastic approval

despicable

morally reprehensible

demurred

to have objected to

reveries

daydreams

concise

expressing much in few words

arduous

difficult to accomplish

malign

speak unfavorably about

privation

act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

morose

showing a brooding ill humor

paradox

(logic) a self-contradiction

comprises

consists of, is composed of, includes

incongruous

lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

unwonted

out of the ordinary

vituperation

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

tacit

indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly

legacy

(law) a gift of personal property by will

paltry

contemptibly small in amount

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

destitute

poor enough to need help from others

sedentary

used of persons or actions

subside

wear off or die down

ineptitude

unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

velocity

distance travelled per unit time

predilection

a predisposition in favor of something

harangue

a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

derisive

abusing vocally

protrudes

extend beyond or above a surface

precluded

Made impossible in advance

parsimonious

excessively unwilling to spend

abject

most unfortunate or miserable

maxim

a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

infirmary

a health facility where patients receive treatment

discern

detect with the senses

arrogant

having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

firebrand

someone who deliberately foments trouble

rampant

unrestrained and violent

askew

turned or twisted toward one side

derogatory

expressive of low opinion

synopsis

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

irascibility

a feeling of resentful anger

bludgeoned

force or bully someone into doing something; make one's way by brute force

murky

so shaded as to be dark or gloomy

incessant

occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

incongruous

lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

caustic

any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

sinuous

curved or curving in and out

tirade

a speech of violent denunciation

ravenous

devouring or craving food in great quantities

dexterity

adroitness in using the hands

consternation

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

restive

impatient especially under restriction or delay

torpid

slow and apathetic

impartiality

an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

tantalizing

very pleasantly inviting

trite

repeated too often

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

tentative

under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

discordant

not in agreement or harmony

unilateral

involving only one part or side

ludicrous

broadly or extravagantly humorous

tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

penurious

excessively unwilling to spend

infallible

incapable of failure or error

dormant

not active but capable of becoming active

ephemeral

enduring a very short time

cacophony

loud confusing disagreeable sounds

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined

perpetual

occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted

benevolent

having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others

affluent

wealthy, having a great deal of money

aptitude

inherent ability

affectionate

having or displaying warmth or affection

cordially

in a hearty manner

deceptive

causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

ferocity

the property of being wild or turbulent

sufficient

of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

obese

excessively fat

obtuse

slow to learn or understand

improvise

perform without preparation

exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

obnoxious

causing disapproval or protest

stereotyped

lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality

irksome

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

gruesome

shockingly repellent

unparalleled

radically distinctive and without equal

frenetic

excessively agitated

excruciating

extremely painful

onerous

not easily borne

lethargic

deficient in alertness or activity

adamantly

inflexibly

corpulent

excessively fat

archaic

little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

implored

begged

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

Michael Schneider

super xbox kid

Jose Arellano

mexican xbox kid

stefan boes

schniggy

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