Jessica12h: vocab1

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acrophobia

noun. an abnormal fear of heights

ad infinitum

adjective. without end, literally "to infinity"

bovine

adjective. dull, unresponsive, slow. literally "of or pertaining to cows"

bumptious

adjective. overbearing or crudely assertive, pushy.

charlatan

noun. a fake. someone who falsely claims to possess a given level of status, skills, or knowledge.

congenial

adjective. having similar habits or tastes, temperamentally suitable.

desideratum

noun. a thing to be desired.

diabolical

devilish, evil, wicked, cruel.

ecumenical

adjective. universal.

excoriate

verb. to denounce emphatically.

immolate

verb. to kill as if as a sacrifice, especially by fire.

maverick

noun. free and independent of outside association of contact. an independent minded person who resists the influence of a group.

monochromatic

adjective. of a single color.

nascent

adjective. emerging. refers to early stages of coming into existence.

opprobrium

noun. infamy, disgrace resulting from from shameful action.

petulant

adjective. impatiently peevish. showing great annoyance or irritation with minor problems.

primordial

adjective. original, at the very first position in a sequence.

renege

verb. to go back on one's word.

tertiary

adjective. third in succession.

umbrage

noun. resentful annoyance. an expression of irritation

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