Vocab. Lesson 13

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abet'

(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)

aver'

(v.) to affirm, declare confidently

blat'ant

(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense

broach

(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks

bu'ttress

(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure

carou'sal

(n.) noisy revelry or merry making (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)

co'llate

(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose

conn'oisseur

(n.) an expert, one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts

discon'solate

(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

encum'ber

(v.) to weight down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder

foment'

(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm

gris'ly

(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly

hercule'an

(adj.) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength

impass'ive

(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

inauspic'ious

(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

incontrover'tible

(adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute

nonplussed'

(adj., part,) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss

opportune'

(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time

prolif'ic

(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse

rejoin'der

(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit

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