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20 terms

vocabulary g unit 7

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allay
(a llay')
(v) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial
(best' ial)
(adj) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
(con viv' i al)
(adj) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
(co' ter ie)
(n) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
counterpart
(count' er part)
(n) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur
(de mur')
(v) to object or take exception to; (n) an objection
effrontery
(e ffron' te ry)
(n) shameless boldness, impudence
embellish
(em bell' ish)
(v) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
(e phem' er al)
(adj) lasting only a short time, short-lived
felicitous
(fe lic' i tous)
(adj) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
furtive
(fur' tive)
(adj) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish
(gar' ish)
(adj) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory
(i llu' so ry)
(adj) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent
(in' di gent)
(adj) needy, impoverished
inordinate
(in or' di nate)
(adj) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison
(jett' i son)
(v) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
misanthrope
(mis' an thrope)
(n) a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
(per ti na' cious)
(adj) 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
picayune
(pic a yune')
(adj) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment
(rai' ment)
(n) clothing, garments