Vocab List 4 (166-220)

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Vocab List #4 for words 166-220.

adroit

adj - dexterous, proficient , skillful

adulation

n - excessive flattery, adoration, idolization

adulterate

v - to make impure or inferior, contaminate, pollute

advocate

v - to argue for a cause, defend; support, uphold

aesthete

n - person who cultivates beauty of art, connoisseur

blithe

adj - happy, pleased, delighted

circumlocution

speaking in a roundabout manner; speaking in circles

clamor

loud noise or complaint, commotion, din

clandestine

furtive, secret

clemency

mercy, compassion

cloister

concent, monastery, religious place

desecrate

contaminate, defile

desist

discontinue or stop, cease

desolate

alone, without hope of comfort

despoil

ravage, rob, loot

despot

dictator, tyrant, totalitarian

diatribe

extreme, bitter, and abusive speech

empathize

identify with, understand

emulate

to model, to pattern

enervate

to exhaust or weaken, debilitate

engender

to generate, produce, or cause

enigmatic

cryptic, mysterious

fecund

prolific, productive

felicity

great happiness, bliss

garrulous

talkative, loquacious

giddy

scatterbrained, silly

haughty

arrogant, disdainful, blatantly proud

hearten

to encourage, to give strength

inasupicious

unfavorable

inaudible

faint, soft ,hard to hear

inception

the start or beginning of something

incipient

embryonic, developing, in beginning stages

knave

a dishonest, deceitful person, a rogue

languish

to decline, dimish, weaken

largess

charity, gift

meander

to twist, bend, zigzag

mediate

to act as a go between in settling conflicts

nascent

beginning, incipient

nebulous

unclear, vague, indefinite

obviate

to make unnescessary

peripheral

marginal, outer, surrounding

perspicacious

astute, keen, perceptive

philistine

barbarian,

pique

to irritate or offend

pithy

brief, consice

refractory

unmanageable, obstinate

refurbish

to overhaul, remodel

regiment

an administration

relic

custom or object that has been around for a very long time

spurn

to reject

squalor

sever poverty

strident

hard, piercing

temerity

rashness, audacity, recklessness

verbose

wordy, talkative

xenophobe

one who dislikes strangers of foreigners

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