Vocab. Energizers Ch. 6-10

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aegis

protection, guardianship, support, patronage, auspices

auspicious

favorable, promising, encouraging, propitious

jaded

wearied, dull, worn-out, overindulged, satiated

atone

make up [for a wrong], make amends, expiate

lewd

obscene, indecent, lustful, vulgar, lascivious

succinct

briefly/clearly expressed, concise, terse

prevaricate

stay from the truth, mislead, lie, misinform, equivocate

aloof

reserved, detached, unconcerned, uninvolved, indifferent

jovial

jolly, merry, cheerful, jocular

saturnine

gloomy, grave, moody, morose

eulogy

speech or writing in praise of someone, especially of one who has died

euphemism

pleasant, mild, or inoffensive expression substituted for an unpleasant or offensive one

eugenics

science of improving a breed of species through selection of parents

euphoria

feeling of complete well-being, bliss

euthanasia

mercy killing, painlessly putting to death someone suffering from an incurable condition

curtail

shorten, reduce, lessen, diminish

travesty

ridiculous imitation, mockery, joke, parody

scruple

doubt as to what is right, conscience, principle, misgiving, qualm

havoc

great destruction/confusion, damage, devastation

mentor

trusted teacher/counselor, guide, preceptor

haggard

looking worn and tired, careworn, fatigued, gaunt

utopian

characteristic of an ideal society, chimerical, quixotic, infeasible

mercurial

changeable, unpredictable, lively, unstable, high-spirited, impulsive, erratic

diffident

lacking self-confidence, timid, shy, insecure, timorous

hypocrisy

pretending to be what one is not, dishonesty, deceit, duplicity

monologue

long speech by one person

monogamy

marriage with only one person at a time

monotonous

tiresome because lacking variety, repetitiously dull

monotheism

doctrine/belief that there is only one God

monopoly

total control of a product/service, exclusive control or possession of anything

zealous

extremely active, eager, devoted, earnest, ardent

candid

honest, truthful, straightforward, sincere, outspoken, uninhibited

posthumous

occurring after death

enthrall

charm, fascinate, spellbind, captivate

parasite

freeloader, deadbeat, sponger, sycophant

chagrin

humiliation, disappointment, irritation, distress, mortification

cant

insincere talk, phoniness, empty talk, jargon

ephemeral

short-lived, fleeting, transitory

dexterous

skillful, clever, nimble, adroit

sinister

threatening, evil, malevolent

bilingual

able to use two languages equally

bigamy

marriage to two people at the same time

biped

two-footed animal

bilateral

having/concerning two sides, parties, countries, etc.

bifocals

eyeglasses with lenses that have two sections correcting both close and distant vision

ignominy

disgrace, humiliation, shame, dishonor, infamy

aboveboard

without dishonesty or trickery, forthright, overt

anecdote

brief story or an interesting or amusing incident, sketch, fable, narrative

bedlam

noisy confusion, chaos, pandemonium

martinet

strict disciplinarian, slave-driver, authoritarian

indolent

lazy, idle, slothful

meander

follow a winding course, wander idly/aimlessly, roam, rove, ramble, digress

precocious

advanced beyond one's age, brilliant, gifted

scapegoat

someone blamed for the faults of others, victim, whipping boy

shibboleth

slogan of a certain group used to distinguish that group, peculiarity, platitude

induce

persuade, bring about, cause

seduce

lead astray, persuade one to do wrong, persuade one to have sexual intercourse

abduct

carry off by force, kidnap

traduce

slander

conductive

leading, contributing, promoting, helpful

agnostic

one who believes it impossible to know whether or not God exists, skeptic

nepotism

favoritism to relatives in giving jobs and offices, patronage

enigmatic

puzzling, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, obscure, cryptic

blatant

completely obvious, shameless, prominent, conspicuous

nebulous

unclear, hazy, indistinct, imprecise, vague

procrustean

forcing rigid conformity, unyielding, stringent

denigrate

defame, speak ill of, belittle, slander, disparage

prosaic

commonplace, dull, uninspired, humdrum, monotonous, mundane

docile

easily managed/controlled/taught, gentle, obedient, amenable

boycott

refuse to deal with as a means of protest/persuasion, ban, ostracize

carnage

great slaughter, massacre

carnal

pertaining to desires of the flesh; sensual, sexual, lustful, worldly

carnivorous

flesh-eating

incarnate

having bodily form; especially human form, personified

reincarnation

rebirth in another body

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