English Vocab 2

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formidable

strong, a challenge

insolence

rudeness

pedantic

shows off knowledge (overly scholarly)

dogged

stubborn in a good way

magnanimous

overly apologetic

patois

slang, informal way of speaking

indulgent

overly forgiving, tolerant (Catholic Church indulgence)

recapitulate

summarize, rephrase

antithesis

direct opposite (arguments)

fastidious

picky, hard to please (tidy)

ameliorate

make better, lessen pain

accost

approach in a threatening manner

conjecture

a guess, to guess

glutton

person who overindulges (food)

sough

make a sighing noise, sound wind makes as it goes through a tree

peruse

to read very carefully, to skim over

jeer

to mock, make fun of (crowd)

pious

faithful (religion)

prolific

productive

pejorative

demeaning, put down

exacerbate

to make worse

penchant

strong fondness toward something

abscond

to flee w/ guilt or fear

cull

to pick and choose wisely

quagmire

quicksand/sticky situation

flounder

move about awkwardly to try and get out of something

supine

lay on your back

atrophy

to weaken

expatriate

person who lives in a foreign land

contrite

feel guilty about something, sorrowful

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