Unit 1- College English Vocab

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abnegation

self denial, rejection

acquiesce

to agree to; give in to

acrimony

bitter, sharp animosity, especially in behavior or speech

acumen

mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen

assuage

to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

bedizen

To ornament or dress in a showy or gaudy manner

bucolic

rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants

caliber

a degree or grade of excellence or worth

charlatan

n. an imposter, a quack; someone who pretends to have knowledge or skills that he doesn't really possess

cohort

a company of companions or supporters

credulity

gullibility

dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate

effusive

emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative

enjoin

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

explicate

to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret

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