Licht: English 12: Vocab 10

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amenity

agreeable ways or manners; the quality of being agreeable or pleasant

antediluvian

very, very old (before the flood)

balk

to refuse to proceed in an expected direction

confluence

a coming together

denigrate

to belittle, to run down, to deny the importance of something

dirge

funeral hymn, lament

disconcerting

upsetting, frustrating

endemic

peculiar to or a trait of a group or area

foible

slight fault, minor weakness of character

garish

crudely or tastelessly colorful or showy; excessively ornate or elaborate

indict

to charge or to accuse

latent

not visible; dormant

myriad

a very large and indefinite number

oscillating

moving back and forth; swinging; varying

ostracize

to exclude by general consent from society or privileges

pithy

concise and meaningful

presage

something that foreshadows a future event; foreknowledge of the future

quixotic

idealistic but impractical

raconteur

one who is skillful at telling stories and anecdotes

stasis

motionless; stagnation

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