Vocabulary Workshop Level G - Unit 7

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allay

to calm or pacify, set to rest, to lessen or relieve

bestial

beast like, beastly, brutal, subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

convivial

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

coterie

a circle of acquantinces, a close knit often exclusive group of people

counterpart

a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

demur

to object or take exception to, an objection

effrontery

a shameless boldness, impudence

embellish

to decorate, adorn, touch up, improve by adding details

ephemeral

lasting only a short time, short-lived

felicitous

appropriate, well chosen, marked by well being or good fortune, happy

furtive

done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty, stolen

garish

glaring, tastelessly show or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

illusory

misleading, deceptive

indigent

needy, impoverished

inordinate

far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

jettison

to cast overboard

misanthrope

a person who hates or despises people

pertinacious

very persistent, holding firmly to a course of action

picayune

of little value or importance, paltry, measly, concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

raiment

clothing, garments

threshold

the brink

wraith

a ghostly apparition, specter

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