vocab 7

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adage

n; a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

adjourn

v; close at the end of a session

admonish

v; warn strongly

adversary

n; someone who offers opposition

banal

adj; obvious and dull

beguile

v; attract

brevity

n; the attribute of being brief or fleeting

caprice

n; a sudden desire

chasm

n; a deep opening in the earth's surface

choleric

adj; quickly aroused to anger

contentious

adj; involving or likely to cause controversy

couplet

n; a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse

dearth

n; an insufficient quantity or number

deluge

n; the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

despondent

adj; without or almost without hope

dexterity

n; adroitness in using the hands

ebullient

adj; joyously unrestrained

eminent

adj; of imposing height

emulate

v; compete with successfully

encompass

v; to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

entourage

n; the group following and attending to some important person

erudite

adj; having or showing profound knowledge

expunge

v; remove by erasing or crossing out

fauna

n; all the animal life in a particular region

felicity

n; pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

flippant

adj; showing inappropriate levity

futile

adj; unproductive of success

garrulouss

adj; full of trivial conversation

germinate

v; produce buds, branches, or germinate

germane

adj; relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

glib

adj; artfully persuasive in speech

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