Mrs. Hustons English Vocab Lesson 1

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altrustic

unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; generous

ambivalent

having contrary feelings or attitudes; uncertian as to the course of action

angular

lean; sharp cornered; gaunt

arrogant

overbearingly assuming; insolently proud

aversion

strong disinclination; disliking

discern

to differentiate between two or more things

disdain

intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contemp; to reject as unworthy

disparage

to degrade; to speak of someone or something in a derogratory manner

disparity

inequality; condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree

embellish

to decorate; to make beautiful with ornamentation

engender

to cause; to produce; to create

innocuous

harmless; producing no injury

insipid

boring and stupid

lament

to mourn or express sorrow in a demonstrative manner

laud

to praise; to extol

obscure

difficult to see; vague

ostentatious

showy; pretentious

prodigal

wastelful; a person given to extravagance

repudiate

to reject; to disown; to disavow

reticence

restraint in speech; reluctance to speak

revere

to honnor; to regard with respect

serene

calm; placid

subtle

delicate; elusive; not obvious

superfluous

beyond what is needed or required; an overflow

taciturn

quiet; not verbose

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