Vocab7

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CH7

Allay

to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve (reduce, alleviate)

Bestial

beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility (animal, depraved,loathsome)

Convivial

festive,sociable, having fun together, genial (fun-loving, jovial, merry)

Coterie

a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest (clique, set)

Counterpart

a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement (match)

Demur

to object or take exception to; an objection (protest, object to)

Effrontery

shameless, boldness, impudence (gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek)

Embellish

to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details (ornament, garnish)

Ephemeral

lasting only a short time, short-lived (fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory)

Felicitous

appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy (fortunate, well-put)

Furtive

done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen (clandestine, covert, surreptitious)

Garish

glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way (gaudy, flashy, tawdry)

Illusory

misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality (specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary)

Indigent

needy, impoverished (penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute)

Inordinate

far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive (exorbitant, extravagant)

Jettison

to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome (cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon)

Misanthrope

a person who hates or despises people (people-hater)

Pertinacious

very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied (stubborn, doffed, determined)

Picayune

of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded (inconsequential, piddling, trifling)

Raiment

clothing, garments (apparel, attire)

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