Vocabulary 15 & 16

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pedestrian

a person or thing said to be ordinary or dull

pejorative

having a negative effect; insulting

perdition

damnation; ruin; hell

perfunctory

done without care; in a routine fashion

perspicacity

keenness of judgement

peruse

to read carefully; scrutinize

quagmire

a swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation

quandary

a puzzling situation; a dilemma

quasi

resembling; seeming; half

querulous

complaining; grumbling

quiddity

an essential quality

raiment

clothing; garments

rakish

carefree; dashing; jaunty

ratiocinate

to reason; to think

rationalize

to make an excuse for

rebuke

to scold; to blame

recant

to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion

recapitulate

to summarize; to repeat briefly

recoil

to retreat; to draw back

recondite

difficult to understand; profound

recreant

a coward, a traitor

rectify

to correct; to make right

redolent

having a pleasant odor; suggestive or evocative

redundant

repetitious; using more words than needed

regale

to delight with something pleasing or amusing

regress

to move in a backward direction

sacrosanct

extremely holy

sadistic

deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others

sagacious

wise; having keen perception and sound judgement

salacious

obscene; lusty

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