Whittington Unit 8-14

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beget

to produce; to make happen

educe

to draw or bring out

glean

to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor

chafe

to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction

effrontery

shameless boldness

imbibe

to drink

feign

to pretend

desist

to stop; discontinue

allude

to hint at, to refer to indirectly

elite

best of a group

bilk

to cheat or swindle

homily

a sermon

demise

death; ceasing to exist

emit

to send out; to give forth

decadence

moral deterioration

aghast

feeling great dismay or horror

granary

a storehouse for grain

choleric

easily angered

impede

to hinder, obstruct

qualm

a feeling of uneasiness

lampoon

a written satire

narcissistic

conceited

eradicate

to wipe out

fabricate

to concoct

ghastly

horrible; frightful

fallible

capable of error

blatant

obvious; too conspicuous

dawdle

to waste time

affiliate

an associate

fawn

to act slavishly submissive

calumny

a false and malicious accusation

berate

to scold

minion

a fawning, servile follower

desolate

lonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren

bane

the cause of ruin; death

pacify

to calm down

garble

to mix up or distort

prevaricate

to lie

filch

to steal

neophyte

a beginner

flagrant

glaringly bad; outrageous

patrician

an aristocrat

emissary

one sent on a special mission to represent others

kindred

having similar origin, or character

fracas

a loud quarrel or fight

lacerate

to tear

futile

useless

immaculate

spotless; perfect

gait

manner of walking

carp

to complain

query

to ask; inquire

queue

a line of people or vehicles

nefarious

notorious

genesis

beginning; origin

facade

a deceptive outward appearance

deluge

a flood

catholic

universal; wide-ranging

eerie

weird

martial

warlike; relating to the military

anthropomorphic

attributing human characteristics

beneficiary

one who receives benefits

careen

to swerve

aplomb

self-confidence

guile

slyness and cunning

modicum

a small amount

fester

to rot

languish

to become weak or feeble

pall

something that covers or conceals

havoc

great destruction

rancid

having a bad taste or smell; spoiled

holocaust

a great or complete destruction of life

embroil

to draw into a conflict

anachronism

something or someone existing outside of its proper time

denigrate

to attack the reputation of

humane

kind; compassionate

effusive

emotionally excessive

defunct

no longer in existence

lackey

a slavish follower

envisage

to form a mental picture

lament

to mourn

gape

to stare with an open mouth

impertinent

rude and disrespectful

haughty

arrogant; proud

nemesis

someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve

lethal

deadly; fatal

catalyst

a person, thing, or agent that speeds up or stimulates a reaction

jargon

vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people

judicious

showing sound judgement

foible

a minor weakness in character

benediction

the act of blessing

frivolous

trivial; silly

alacrity

liveliness; willingness; eagerness

deify

to make a god of

carnage

bloody and extensive slaughter

impel

push into motion

epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone

harp

to persist in talking continuously

lateral

of or relating to the side

pallid

pale; faint in color

impetuous

acting suddenly without thought

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