Vocab Units 4-6 (sorry no synonyms or antonyms yet)

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abashed

(adj.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
A: unembarrassed

aloof

(adj.) a withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
S: standoffish
A: sociable

anguish

(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain
(v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
S: woe
A: peace of mind

articulate

(v.) to pronounce distinctly, to express well in words, to fit together into a system
(adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
S: enunciate, eloquent
A: incoherent

bask

(v.) to be in, or expose one's self, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
S: wallow, revel

defect

(n.) an imperfection, flaw or blemish of some kind
(v.) to dessert a cause or organization

finesse

(n.) delicate skill; tact and cleverness
(v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
S: subtlety
A: awkwardness

flaunt

(v.) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
S: show off
A: downplay

forthright

(adj.) frank, direct straightforward
S: candid
A: evasive

genial

(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
S: amiable
A: infriendly

instill

(v.) to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
S: infuse
A: eradicate

ostracize

(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
S: cast out
A: associate with

premonition

(n.) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
S: presentiment

pseudonym

(n.) a pen name, a name assumed by a writer
S: nom de plume

purge

(v.) to wash away impurities, clean up
(n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
S: cleanse
A: pollute

rehabilitate

(v.) to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
S: reclaim

repercussion

(n.) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
A: source

resolute

(adj.) bold, determined; firm
S: steadfast
A: indecisive

retentive

(adj.) able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
A: forgetful

scapegoat

(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others
S: fall guy

annul

(v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void

blasé

(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having many pleasures; apathetic

bolster

(v.) to support, give a boost to;
(n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

deplore

(v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval

frivolous

(adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

muster

(v.) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include
(n.) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation

nonentity

(n.) a person or thing of no importance

obsess

(v.) to trouble, haunt or fill the mind

ornate

(adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid

oust

(v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place

peruse

(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully

porous

(adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water

promontory

(n.) high point of land extending into water

prone

(adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely

qualm

(n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea

recourse

(n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

residue

(n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

solicitous

(adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

staid

(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

sustain

(v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of

aghast

(adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror

ample

(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious

apparition

(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance

assert

(v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully

cower

(v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame

disdain

(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully
(n.) a feeling of contempt

epitaph

(n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

ethical

(adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase

facetious

(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously

inaudible

(adj.) not able to be heard

indiscriminate

(adj.) without restraint or control; unselective

intrigue

(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting
(v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity

jurisdiction

(n.) an area of authority and control; the right to administer justice

plausible

(adj.) appearing true, reasonable or fair

plebeian

(adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class
(n.) a common person, member of the lower class

prodigal

(adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant
(n.) one who is wasteful or self indulgent

proximity

(n.) nearness, closeness

pulverize

(v.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as thought by smashing into fragments)

sequel

(n.) that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier

volatile

(adj.) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state

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