AOR English II H #1-5

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veritable

adj-genuine, real, authentic

aberrant

adj.-deviating from what is normal or expected

placate

verb-to soothe or pacify

nuance

noun- a subtle expression of meaning or quality

ostensible

adj.- apparent or supposed

fatuous

adj.-stupid; foolishly self-satisfied

corroborate

verb- to support with evidence

reticent

adj-silent, reserved; not eager

banal

adj-predictable, clichéd, boring

superfluous

adj-beyond what is necessary or desirable, needless

Coalesce

verb-to grow together to form a single whole; blend,

fortuitous

adj.-happening by chance, accidental; fortunate

ephemeral

adj. lasting a short time, fleeting, transient

gregarious

adj.-sociable, fond of being with others

insipid

adj.-lacking interest or flavor, dull, bland

parry

verb-to ward off or deflect, especially with a quick verbal response

probity

noun-complete honesty and integrity

repudiate

verb-to reject, or refuse to acknowledge

salient

adj.-prominent, of notable significance; most important

wraith

noun-ghost or specter; spirit of a living person seen just before his or her death

blithe

adj.-joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought

enigma

noun-a puzzling or contradictory person or situation

impervious

adj-impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

indolent

adj-habitually lazy, idle

judicious

adj-showing good judgment; sensible

mercurial

adj-unpredictable; clever but whimsical or erratic

perfidious

adj-willing to betray one's trust; deliberately deceitful

redress

noun or verb-relief from wrong or injury, compensation; the act of setting right or making amends

stigma

noun-a mark of shame or discredit; a mark or blot, as on one's reputation

venerable

adj-deserving of respect because of age, wisdom, character, or rank

inordinate

adj-not within reasonable limits; excessive

decorum

noun-dignified or proper behavior, speech, dress, etc.; propriety

exculpate

verb-to clear from blame; to prove innocent

impecunious

adj-poor, without money

prevaricate

verb: to lie or deviate from the truth

sycophant

noun: a self-serving flatterer; yes-man

magnanimous

adj-generous in forgiving, kind, not petty or resentful

cohesion

noun-act or state of sticking together; union/unity

luminous

adj-emitting light, shining, brilliant

anachronism

noun-error in chronology or time order; something not in its correct historical time

abscond

verb-to leave suddenly and secretly, usually to avoid capture. Often includes taking someone or something along.

denizen

noun-an inhabitant or resident

gamut

noun-the complete range or extent of something

impugn

verb-to challenge as false (another's words or motives); to cast doubt upon

panacea

noun-a remedy or solution for all ills or problems; cure-all

opulence

noun-wealth, riches, affluence; abundance

pusillanimous

adjective-lacking courage or resolve; cowardly, timid

umbrage

noun-offense, annoyance, displeasure

vestige

noun- a mark, trace, or remaining evidence of something that is there no longer

zephyr

noun- a gentle breeze; also something that is light, airy, insubstantial

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