Huston Vocab 6

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antiquated

obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable

arable

fit for plowing, tillable

ascendancy

domination; growing power

atrophy

to waste away, to wither

clandestine

secret

conciliate

to reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship

cursory

superficial, casual, hastily done

derision

scoffing at, mockery, ridicule

enmity

absolute hatred

extricate

to free, to disentangle

forbearance

patience, lenience

frivolous

lacking in seriousness or importance

garrulous

talkative, rambling

impetuous

violent, hasty, rash, impulsive

industrious

skillfully busy or occupied

infamous

having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

insolence

insluting or contemptuous behaivor

levity

excessive frivolity, flippancy

oblivion

state of being forgotten

paradoxical

something that appears to be false or contradictory but is actually correct

perjury

false testimony under oath

rancor

bitter deep-seated ill will enmity

sycophant

a self-serving flatterer a brownnoser

vacillating

changing, fluctuating

vivid,

bright, distinct, and clear

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