Vocabulary unit 1 lesson 2
|acidulous (a sij oo les)||somewhat acid or sour.|
|avaricuous (av e rish es)||excessively greedy.|
|balevul (bal fel)||deadly; sinister|
|bellicose (bel e kos)||warlike;of a quarrelsome nature.|
|bilious (bil yes)|| bad-tempered; bitter.|
It comes from the French word bilis ("bile"), the fluid secreted by the liver.
|bumptious (bump shes)||arrogant; disagreeable conceited.|
|captious (kap shes)||critical; quick to find fault; quibbling|
|churlish (churl ish)|| rude; surly.|
This adjective comes from the "churl", the old word for a peasant.
|complaisant (kem plaznt)||willing to please; tending to consent to others' wishes.|
|contrite (ken trit)||crushed in spirit by a feeling of guilt.|
|convivial (ken viv e el)||festive; sociable.|
|craven (kra ven)||cowardly.|
|debonair (deb e ner)|| courteous, gracious and having a sophisticated charm; suave; urbane.|
In Old French the words were de bon aire ("of a good race or breed").
|dyspeptic (dis pep tik)||grouchy; gloomy; a person who suffers from dyspepsia or indigestion.|
|lachrymose (lak re mos)||sad; mournful; inclined to shed many tears.|