Go Fish Words

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Exigent

urgent ; requiring immediate action.

Contaminate

to infect.

Irrigation

to water land, or soil.

Demure

quiet, modest, reserved.

Fraud

Dishonest advantage

Tribulations

trials, difficulties, sufferings.

Genre

a kind of literary or artistic work.

Ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement

Noxious

harmful to the health.

Wanderlust

a strong desire to travel.

Transient

enduring a very short time

Primogeniture

state of being the first born

Agrarian

concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land

Verboten

prohibited, forbidden

Palpate

to examine by touch

Frugal

(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

Vernacular

the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Voracious

(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager

Antiseptic

a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

Perjury

criminal offense of making false statements under oath

Elegiac

expressing sorrow often for something past

Patriarchal

relating to a society in which men hold the greatest legal and moral authority

Ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Muse

to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

Appraise

place a value on

Jurisdiction

an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice

Bamboozle

to deceive by sneaky methods

Languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

Futile

unproductive of success

Apprehensive

fearful or anxious, especially about the future

A La Carte

a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices

Endemic

belonging to a specific person or place

Serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

Visceral

instinctive; relating to the internal organs

Armistice

a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

Stigma

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

Conviction

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Heresy

the crime of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine

Angst

anxiety; fear; dread

Repugnant

disgusting

Surplus

more than is needed, desired, or required

Jovial

good-humored, in high spirits; merry

Oxymoron

a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms

Bemoan

regret strongly

Altruism

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

Vexed

causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution

Substantiate

solidify, firm, or strengthen

Condescending

acting in a way that betrays a feeling of patronizing superiority

Effusive

showing excessive emotion; overflowing

Apathetic

showing little or no emotion or animation

Plasma

colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended

Biosphere

part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere

Satire

a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision

Misdemeanor

a crime less serious than a felony

Banal

common, ordinary

Cornucopia

horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty

Impulsiveness

the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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