Vocabulary plus 20

50 terms by thedragoner

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prestwickhouse

risible

relating to laughter; laughable

sybaritic

marked by luxury or pleasure

crepuscular

pertaining to twilight

kudos

acclaim or praise

estrange

to alienate

intrinsic

of or relating to a thing's basic nature; inherent

maxim

an established principle; a truth or rule of conduct

putrid

rotten and foul smelling

servile

submissive; slavish

apocryphal

of questionable authenticity

consternation

alarming dismay or concern

anomaly

a deviation from the norm; an odd or peculiar occurrence

vitriolic

harsh in tone; bitterly critical

preamble

a preliminary statement; an introduction

coterie

a small group of people who share interests and meet frequently

expiate

to make amends for

compendium

a list or collection of items

comprise

to include or consist of; contain

eidetic

pertaining to extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall

innocuous

harmless

foist

to pass off as genuine or valuable

plethora

an overabundance; excess

flippancy

disrespect

incongruous

incompatible; unsuitable for the situation

disconcert

to frustrate; confuse

sectarian

narrowly confined to a particular group

peregrination

travel by walking

accoutrement

an accessory item of dress or equipment

contrive

to plan cleverly; to devise

hubris

overbearing pride; arrogance

platitude

an obvious remark; a cliche

venerate

to respect or revere

scullion

a servant for menial tasks

quotidian

everyday; commonplace

prognosticate

to predict

antediluvian

extremely old; antiquated

stringent

restrictive; imposing demanding standards

haughty

condescendingly proud; arrogant

sanctimonious

showing false piety or righteousness

imbroglio

a difficult and embarrassing situation

gibberish

nonsense; unintelligible speech

inimical

unfriendly; hostile; injurious

nexus

a link, tie, or bond

coeval

of the same time period

dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate

convoluted

complicated; intricate

entreat

to earnestly request or petition

anecdote

a short account of an incident

incumbent

obligatory; necessary

churlish

boorish or vulgar

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