Adv. Eng. Final Review

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gall

rudeness; bitterness

mountebank

a trickster

ensign

a military ranking

cunning

drafty artfulness (especially in deception)

denote

be a sign or indication of

fulsome

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

perdition

damnation; ruin; hell

incontinent

lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious

portent

a sign of something about to happen

iterate

to say, state, or perform repeatedly

malignant

extremely malevolent or malicious; opposite of benign

probation

a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable

bounteous

disposed to be generous; plentiful and abundant

edify

to instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually

obsequious

Overly submissive and eager to please

rebuke

scold harshly; criticize severely

reprobation

severe disapproval

castigation

a severe scolding

conceit

the trait of being vain and conceited

reconciliation

the reestablishing of cordial relations

innuendo

an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.

mincing

(of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant.

permeate

to become diffused; penetrate.

rakish

like a rake; dissolute: rakish behavior.

vacuous

without contents; empty: the vacuous air.
lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.

disillusion

freeing from false belief or illusions

distraught

very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

incredulous

not believing

pastoral

a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

sardonic

Grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

swindle

to cheat out of money or property

supercilious

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

convivial

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

corpulent

fat; having a large, bulky body

credulity

belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete

discordant

lacking harmony or agreement

erroneous

incorrect, containing mistakes

venial

easily excused or forgiven

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

penitent

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

intimation

an indirect suggestion, hint

decadent

marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

reciprocal

given or felt by each toward the other; mutual

homage

Honor or respect shown publicly

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