English Vocab 4

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impromptu

made, done, or formed on the spur of the moment; improvised;; composed or uttered without previous preparation

extemporaneous

composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated;; prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text;; provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift

rife

prevalent especially to an increasing degree;; abundant, common;; copiously supplied, abounding

serendipity

the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries

paucity

smallness of number, fewness;; smallness of quantity, dearth

dulcet

pleasing to the ear, melodious, harmonious;; generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable;; sweet to the taste

destitute

lacking something needed or desirable;; lacking possessions and resources; especially when suffering extreme poverty

snivel

to run at the nose; sniffling;; to cry or whine with snuffling;; to speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner

invective

an abusive expression or speech;; insulting or abusive language

chimera

a fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail;; any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts;; an illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination

proffer

to present for acceptance; tender, offer

braggadocio

a braggart, empty boasting, a swaggering, cocky manner

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