Vocabulary Power Plus Lesson 19-20

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mellifluous

having a rich, smoothly flowing sound

epicurean

taking pleasure in food and drink

oeuvre

the complete work of an artist, composer, or writer

arbiter

a person with the ability to resolve a disagreement; a judge

verdant

fresh and green, referring to plant life

vagary

unpredictable action or behavior

vacuous

lacking intelligence

attrition

a wearing down over time

archetype

a prototype or original model

approbation

formal approval of an act

burgeon

to grow, expand, or bloom

commensurate

an equal measure; corresponding in size and measurement

confluence

a meeting or gathering together

coup

a surprising, brilliant, and usually successful act

secular

not spiritual or religious; worldly

insouciant

not concerned; free from care

static

without force or movement; stationary

stipulate

to specify a required part of an agreement

zeitgeist

the general spirit of the time

proliferate

to grow or reproduce rapidly

tenet

a belief or principle held to be true

ruminate

to think deeply or repeatedly

vigilant

alert at all times; watchful

dissident

someone who disagrees

petulant

rude in speech or behavior; peevish

derivative

not the original; coming from another source

accolade

an award or honor

demur

to disapprove or to take exception

limpid

transparent; clear

invidious

tending to cause discontent, harm, or resentment; offensively unfair

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