CA Vocab 1

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18 terms

Indigent

so poor as to lack even necessities; very needy

Cathartics

apurgative, medicine

Whammy

the evil eye, jinx

Guffaw

a big burst of laughter

Fanatic

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

Benediction

an utterance of good wishes, the last prayer

Lionized

to treat a person as a celebrity

Valise

A small piece of luggage that could be carried by hand

Shyster

someone who uses lies and deceptive methods in business,

Haggard

appearing worn or exhausted

Greenhorn

untrained or not experienced person

Kibosh

to put end to

Jinx

to bring bad luck upon

Compunction

a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that fallows the doing of something bad

Fungoes

fly ball hit for fielding practice

Showboat

a person, especially an athlete, who performs a sensational matter in order to draw attention

Rube

an unsophisticated person from a rural area

Impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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