Vocabulary List #3

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germane

fitting and appropriate; pertinent, relevant

gibe

to make fun of or tease with rude remarks; to scoff, deride

gratuitous

offered freely; not necessary under the circumstances, and therefore unwanted; unasked for; unwarranted

gregarious

fond of groups; social and sociable, convivial

guile

trickery or cunning; duplicity

hackneyed

without originality; trite, banal, overused

harbinger

forerunner; something that foreshadows the future; precursor

hedonist

someone who lives for pleasure or happiness

histrionic

of acting or drama; sometimes, overly dramatic; theatrical

heinous

shockingly brutal or cruel

expedient

suitable, practical; advisable, opportunistic

extenuate

to reduce the severity or importance of; to mitigate (a crime, an illness)

fallacious

false or deceptive; tending to delude or mislead

fastidious

demanding the utmost, persnickety; showing meticulous workmanship or care

fetid

stinking, malodorous

flagrant

conspicuous in a highly negative way; glaring, gross

formidable

arousing fear or worry; fostering respect or awe*

fortuitous

happening by chance*; accidental

furtive

of sly or secretive behavior*; surreptitious, even stolen (as furtive goods)

garrulous

extremely talkative; loquacious, gabby, verbose

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