English- fall final vocab

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Diffident

Lacking self-confidence; timid.

Remiss

Negligent; lax in attending duty

Omniscient

Seeming to know everything; having total knowledge.

Infallible

free from error; absolutely dependable

Clemency

mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

Dearth

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

Truculence

aggressiveness, ferocity

Solace

the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

Pungent

sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell

Explicit

definite, clearly stated

Ironic

suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

Premeditated

considered beforehand, deliberately planned

Finite

having limits; lasting for a limited time

Uncanny

strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

Facile

easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

Altruistic

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

Temerity

rashness, boldness

Unfeigned

sincere, real, without pretense

Virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious

Repose

a disposition free from stress or emotion

Adulterate

to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

Augment

enlarge or increase

Bereft

deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

Dour

showing a brooding ill humor

Insidious

beguiling but harmful;, working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

Opulent

wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

Verbatim

word for word; exactly as written or spoken

Amicable

Friendly; peaceable

Cursory

Hasty, Not thorough

Adroit

quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

Extol

to praise highly

Tepid

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

Artifice

a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

Coerce

to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

Malevolent

spiteful, showing ill will

Panacea

a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

Skulk

to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

Bequeath

to give or pass on as an inheritance

Brandish

to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

Destitute

extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter

Officious

meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

Rampant

growing without check, running wild

Supple

make pliant and flexible

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