Analog 2-3 Trimester 2 Harrington

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abrogate

(v) to repeal, to cancel; to do away with.

abstinent

(adj) practicing abstinence or refraining from something like food or drink

accolade

(n) a ceremony to mark the recognition of special merit; a mark of acknowledgment like a reward

acronym

(n) a word formed from the first letters of other words:

adulate

(v) to flatter

aesthetic

(adj) sensitive to beauty

agnostic

(n) a person who thinks it is impossible to know whether there is a God or a future life

altruism

(n) concern for the welfare of others

amorphous

(adj) shapeless

anachronism

(n) something occurring in the wrong time

artisan

(n) a skilled craftsperson

askew

(adj) not symmetrical, awry; not straight

belligerent

(adj) hostile

bumptious

(adj) arrogant; pushy

cantankerous

(adj) contentious, perverse, grouchy

cauldron

(n) a large kettle

charlatan

(n) an imposter, a fraud or pretender

churlish

(adj) surly, boorish, miserly, unmannerly

clement

(adj) lenient, merciful, mild usually refers to the weather

construe

(v) to understand or explain the sense or orientation of; interpret

contrite

(adj) remorseful

convivial

(adj) sociable, jovial

corsair

(n) a privateer, a pirate; a pirate ship

coterie

(n) a group which gathers for social purposes; social circle, clique

crone

(n) a withered old woman

crypt

(n) an underground chamber, vault serving as burial place

diaphanous

(adj) delicate, transparent

disconcerting

(adj) upsetting, frustrating

dissonance

(n) a harsh or unpleasant sound or combination of sounds; lack of agreement, discord

docile

(adj) teachable, tractable

dolt

(n) a stupid, slow-witted person

denouement

(n) the outcome of a plot in a drama or story

dotard

(n) a person in his or her dotage or second childhood; a senile person

elucidate

(v) to make clear, to explain

emporium

(n) a trading center, a large store, a market place

entourage

(n) surroundings, environment; a group of attendants

estrange

(v) to remove; to turn away, to alienate

fervent

(adj) hot, burning, ardent

fiscal

(adj) having to do with public money, financial

florid

(adj) rosy, ruddy, highly colored

fractious

(adj) unruly, rebellious, peevish, fretful

gossamer

(n) a thin, filmy cloth (adj) light, thin, airy

gregarious

(adj) fond of company, sociable; living in herds or flocks

gustatory

(adj) pertaining to the sense of taste

hamlet

(n) a small group of houses in the country; in capitalized form, Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark

hedonism

(n) the doctrine that pleasure is the principal good and should be the aim of action

heinous

(adj) extremely wicked, abominable

homonym

(n) a word with the same pronunciation as another but with a different meaning and usually different spelling: bore and boar

hoyden

(n) a boisterous girl, a tomboy; (adj) tomboyish

imbibe

(v) to drink, to absorb

immolate

(v) to offer or kill, as a sacrifice

indigence

(n) poverty, neediness

ingenuous

(adj) showing innocent or childlike simplicity, naïve

inundate

(v) to overflow, to flood

insidious

(adj) plotting treacherously; crafty, wily, lying in wait

irascible

(adj) easily angered, quick tempered

lethargic

(adj) abnormally drowsy, dull, sluggish

litigation

(n) the process of carrying on a lawsuit

lugubrious

(adj) mournful, dismal

malign

(v) to defame, to speak evil of; (adj) malevolent

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