Unit 7 Vocabulary

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allay

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

bestial

beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

convivial

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

coterie

a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive group of people with a common interest

counterpart

a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

demur

to object or take exception to; an objection

effrontery

shameless boldness, impudence

embellish

to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

ephemeral

lasting only a short time, short lived

felicitous

appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

furtive

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

garish

glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

illusory

misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality

indigent

needy, impoverished

inordinate

far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

jettison

to cast overboard, to get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

misanthrope

a person who hates or despises people

pertinacious

very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or 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 trifling matters, small-minded

raiment

clothing, garments

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