Vocab for Achievement third course 17-22

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arrogant

excessively and unpleasantly convinced of one's own personal importance

diffident

hesitant through lack of self confidence

egocentric

interested only in one's own activities or needs

esteem

favorable regard, respect

gloat

to feel or display triumphant, and often spiteful, satisfaction or delight

humility

the quality of being humble, freedom from false pride

modest

having or showing moderate estimation of one's own talents, abilities

pompous

characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance

swagger

to walk or conduct oneself in a conceited or boastful manner; strut

vaunt

to call attention to, often proudly or boastfully

appraisal

an evaluation or estimation of the nature quality or worth of something

base

mean or contemptible, shameful

candid

without pretense or reserve straightforward honesty

criterion

standard rule or test on which a judgement or decision can be based

legitimate

authentic genuine real

mediocre

of moderate to low quality, ordinary

meritorious

having superior value, deserving praise

subtle

not immediately obvious so slight as to be difficult to detect or analyze

truism

statement of obvious or self evident truth

validate

to confirm or support on a sound basis or authority verify

circumlocution

to use roundabout expression or wordy indirect language

discourse

verbal expression in form of speech or writing

euphemism

the act or example of substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is considered offensive

falter

to speak hesitatingly, stammer

literate

able to read and write, knowledgeable

prattle

to talk idly or meaninglessly, babble

raconteur

person who tells stories and anecdotes with skills and wit

reiterate

to say over again, repeat

utterance

the act of expressing vocally

verbose

using or containing an excessive number of words

ascribe

to regard or caused by, assign, attribute

circumscribe

to draw a line around, circle

inscribe

to write print carve or engrave words or letters into a surface

nondescript

lacking in distinctive or interesting qualities and therefore difficult to describe

prescribe

to order or recommend the use of a remedy or treatment

proscribe

to prohibit, forbid as harmful or unlawful

scripture

a sacred writing book

subscribe

to contact or receive and pay in advanced for something such as magazine or concert tickets

subscript

a distinguishing symbol such as a letter or numeral written below and to the right of letter or number as in mathematical expressions etc.

transcribe

to make a written or typewritten copy of as from notes

aficionado

an enthusiastic admirer, a fan (Arleen and Nikki used/now? with jonas brothers)

bonanza

source of wealth or luck

bravado

false bravery, swaggering courage

embargo

government order preventing or prohibiting trade with given nation

flotilla

small fleet i.e. small fleet of ships

hacienda

large estate ranch or plantation

junta

group of rulers, particularly one seizing power after overthrown government

peccadillo

small fault or transgression

peon

unskilled laborer, farm worker

renegade

traitor or outlaw, rebel

assert

to state or express positively, forcefully, or boldly

dauntless

not able to be discouraged or threatened

ferocity

savagery fierceness barbarity

flout

to show scorn or contempt for, defiance

headstrong

determined to have one's own way and to do as one pleases

incisive

sharp keen perceptive

outspoken

spoken without reserve, frank

temerity

foolish or heedless disregard of danger

vehement

showing intense emotion or passion

vibrant

pulsing with energy, vigorous lively

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