Vocab Review Units 7-9

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Allay

to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

Convivial

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

Demur

to object or take exception to; an objection

Ephemeral

lasting only a short time, short-lived

Furtive

done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

Pertinacious

very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

Picayune

of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifiling matters, small-minded

Arrant

to assert without proof or confirmation

Conciliate

to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent

Exacerbate

to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful

Lackadaisical

lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted

Portend

to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of

Recant

to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract

Saturnine

of a gloomy or surly dispossition; cold or sluggish in mood

Bucolic

characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to sheerds and cowherds, pastoral

Collusion

secret agreement or cooperation

Imperturbable

not easily excited; emotionally steady

Pedantry

a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details

Redolent

fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura

Vacillate

to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will

Vituperative

harshly abusive, servely scolding

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