Vocab 3

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canard

n.
a false or unfounded report; groundless rumor or belief
ant. honesty, truth

eclat

n.
ostentatious display
ant. dull, frumpiness

elan

n.
spirit of enthusiasm
lifelessness

gallivant

v.
to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure
ant. behave, direct

histrionics

n.
deliberate display of emotion for effect

jingoism

n.
extreme chauvinism or patriotism especially for foreign policy
ant. unbias

lassitude

n.
a condition of weariness; fatigue; listenessness
ant. excitement

littoral

adj.
of or relating to the shore

mores

n.
the strict moral attitudes and traditions of a specific group

obfuscate

v.
darken; to make obscure
ant. reveal, show, uncover

redolent

adj.
exuding a fragrance, aromatic

sapient

adj.
possessing or having great sagacity

specious

adj.
obsolete; having deceptive attraction, allure; false look of attractiveness
ant. credible, true

turgid

adj.
being in a state of distention; swollen; embellished
ant. simple; plain

vixen

n.
an ill-tempered woman; shrew

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