Vocab unit 2

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innumerable

countless

grippe

influenza

foils

swords

sadist

torturer

falsetto

high voice

exhibitionist

show-off

qualms

misgivings

unscrupulous

unprincipled

lavish

extravagant

pacifist

peace-lover

conscientious

aware; upright

incognito

with concealed identity

putrid

rotten

ostracized

shut off from the group

lagoon

small lake

liable

likely

rostrum

a platform used for public speaking

compulsory

mandatory

annex

an addition to a building

liberate

to grant freedom to

viselike

extremely tight

rile

stir to anger

halitosis

bad breath

burlesque

a stage show featuring crude humor

suave

smoothly agreeable or polite

brassy

loud and harsh

verification

proof

grools

witches

nonchalant

carefree, indifferent

spend thrift

person who wastes money

blase

bored, unimpressed

precision

mechanical exactness

inane

senseless; silly

foyer

entranceway

repulsive

disgusting

pedagogical

having to do with teaching

provocative

stirring up emotion

stenographer

secretary

reciprocal

shared by both sides

aristocratic

characterized by the upper class

adaptable

willing to conform or adjust

boisterous

rowdy; rough

humility

the equality or state of being humble

monotony

sameness

mutinous

rebellious; unruly

porous

permitting the passage of substances through pores; permeable

repulse

to repel or rebuff by rudeness

louse

to spoil; to botch

chiffonier

a tall, shallow piece of furniture

snub

to ignore

flitty

Unstable

adversity

misfortune

munificent

generous

odious

hateful

pervade

to pass through every part

destitute

poverty stricken

cull

to pick out or sort out from the rest

felicity

a state of well being or happiness

glutinous

sticky

hinder

to obstruct

abase

to degrade

effectual

efficient

flagrant

openly scandalous

habitual

according to the usual practice

importune

to harass with specific demands

lea

a field

listless

inattentive

migrant

wandering

nomadic

having no fixed abode

onerous

burdensome or oppressive

patter

to mumble something over and over

placid

serene

priggish

conceited

rankle

to irritate

sapient

possessing wisdom

seethe

to be violently excited

squabble

to quarrel

abominate

to hate violently

befog

to confuse

blithe

joyous

convoluted

intricate; twisted

grimace

a twisted facial expression

deftness

skillfulness

imperceptibly

in such a slight way as to be unnoticeable

reveling

taking great pleasure in

interminable

seemingly endless

doughty

brave; valiant

talisman

anything believed to have magical power

credulity

a tendency to believe too readily

prosaic

commonplace; ordinary

avaricious

greedy for riches

bibulous

given to drinking alcohol

fusillade

something that is like the rapid firing of many firearms

flout

to show contempt for

dilapidated

fallen into a shabby, neglected state

emaciated

abnormally thin due to starvation or illness

circumvent

to prevent from happening

grisly

horrifying; gruesome

subsidiary

secondary; supporting

pariah

a social outcast

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