KD unit 16

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revile

(verb) to spread negative info about, vituperate

travesty

(noun) a parody, comedy, a humorous mimic

petulant

(adj) peevish, irritable

insomnia

(noun) inability to sleep

captious

(adj) faultfinding

laymen

(noun) someone that is not professional

morose

(adj) gloomy

diurnal

(adj) daily, happening during the day

cajole

(verb) to persuade by flattery or promises

fulsome

(adj) disgusting, not standard, in sincere

illustrious

(adj) famous, glorious

progeny

(noun) descendant, a result

opprobrious

(adj) censure like, disgraceful

insouciant

(adj) free from concern, worry, nonchalant

primeval

(adj) pertaining to the first age or ages

curmudgeon

(noun) bad tempered, cantankerous person

epicurean

(adj) fond of luxury, sensual pleasures

fictitious

(adj) not genuine, spurious

lewd

(adj0 lascivious, indecent

portentous

(adj) momentously significant, miraculous

disparate

(adj) distinct in kind

artifice

(noun) a clever trick, guile, craftiness, cunning

distend

(verb) to expand by stretching, to swell

farcical

(adj) ludicrous, absurd

bemuse

(verb) to bewilder or confuse

truncate

(verb) to shorten by cutting of a part

detriment

9noun) loss, damage, disadvantage

emolument

(noun) profit, payment

intaglio

(noun), glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)

gamut

(noun) scope, entire range or scale

cloy

(verb) to glut, cause weariness of excess sweetness

manifold

(adj) numerous, varied

debilitate

(verb) to make weak, feeble

corrode

(verb) to eat or wear away

uxorious

(adj) excessively dependent on one's wife, doting

burlesque

(adj) farce, a ludicrous imitation

monotonous

(adj) lacking variety

officious

(adj) meddlesome, interfering

abstemious

(adj) temperate in diet

coherence

(noun) understand-ability, natural connection

palatable

(adj) acceptable or agreeable

peruse

(verb) to read, survey

exculpate

(verb) to vindicate

exigency

(noun) crisis, urgent demand, a pressing or urgent situation

recluse

((adj( in seclusion

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