Vocab Quiz II

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Robbie's class, vocab list deux

Crone

an ugly, withered old woman; a hag

Baleful

harmful or malignant in interior effect

Numinous

supernatural

Ameliorate

to make or become better; improve

Pulchritude

physical beauty

Ineffable

incapable of being expressed

Avuncular

similar to an uncle (in benevolence or kindness)

Indefatigable

tireless

Bandy

to toss or throw back and forth

Bilious

having a peevish disposition

Despoil

to sack or plunder

Colossal

of a size that elicits awe or disbelief; immense

Porcine

of or resembling a pig

Insipid

lacking excitement or interest; dull

Temporize

to act evasively to gain time or delay a decision

Dolefully

in a mournful manner

Imminent

about to occur; impending

Sanguine

cheerfully confident; optimistic

Patrimony

an inheritance from father or another ancestor

Apocalyptic

involving or portending doom or vast devastation

Fervor

great intensity of emotion; passion

Legerdemain

sleight of hand

Lucid

easily understood; intelligible

Malaise

a general sense of depression or unease

Abscond

to leave quickly and secretly

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