Ms. Long's vocabulary

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vehement

strongly emotional; intense or passionate

insidious

intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

vacuous

devoid of significance or point

nebulous

vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form

laudable

worthy of praise; commendable

dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone

desolate

deserted, without inhabitants, barren

rancor/enmity

bitterness/hatred

meretricious

attractive in a cheap, flashy way

impetuous

rash, impulsive

conjure

evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic

inert

unable to move or resist motion

lascivious

driven by lust

ameliorate

get better

effrontery

arrogant behavior that you have no right to

probity

complete and confirmed integrity

contentious

involving or likely to cause controversy

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

unscrupulous

without scruples or principles

aloof

reserved, distant

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

impunity

exemption from punishment or loss

intangible

incapable of being perceived by the senses

elude

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

adherent

someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

ephemeral

enduring a very short time

gregarious

seeking and enjoying the company of others

recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to authority

abate

become less in amount or intensity

erroneous

incorrect, containing mistakes

munificent

very generous

incredulity

doubt about the truth of something

eradicate

to wipe out; to destroy

imperiously

commandingly; arrogantly; dominantly

feigned

pretended or faked

supercilious

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

forlorn

marked by or showing hopelessness

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

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