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48 terms

KD Unit 17

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meretricious
(adj) alluring through deception or insincerity
piteous
(adj) evoking pity, pathetic
derivative
(adj) derived
(noun) term or idea based on or derived from another
lucent
(adj) shinning, brilliant
winsome
(adj) sweetly charming, engaging
misanthrope
(noun) hater of humankind
prolix
(adj) unnecessarily prolonged, long and wordy
facade
(noun) a front of outer appearance, especially a deceptive one
captious
(adj) faultfinding, making trivial criticisms
ambrosial
(adj) pleasingly fragrant, divine, worthy of the Gods
parsimony
(noun) extreme frugality, stinginess
duress
(noun) compulsion by use of force or threat constraint; imprisonment
onerous
(adj) burdensome, causing hardship, oppressive
opulent
(adj) rich, affluent, luxurious
taut
(adj) tense emotionally, mentally; in good order or condition
impudent
(adj) insulting, rude, disrespectful
vagrant
(noun) nomad, a wanderer
infamy
(noun) notorious, infamous, having a bad reputation
vagabond
(adj) wandering, leading an unsettled or carefree life
wheedle
(verb) to persuade, flatter, cajole
nuptial
(adj) pertaining to marriage
dissolute
(adj) indifferent to moral restraints, licentious
pariah
(noun) an outcast
intermittent
(adj) alternately ceasing and beginning again
lassitude
(noun) sluggishness
savant
(noun) a learned person, scholar
hiatus
(noun) a gap, suspension or break
decorous
(noun) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
lineament
(noun) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
circuitous
(adj) roundabout, not direct
scud
(verb) to run or move quickly
ephemeral
(adj) short-lived
transient
(adj) not lasting, enduring
reprobate
(adj) a wicked, dammed person
execrable
(adj) very bad, detestable, poor quality
bungle
(verb) to do clumsily and awkwardly
sententious
(adj) moralistic, abounding in pity aphorisms
fracas
(noun) noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight
vantage
(noun) an advantage or superiority
mendacious
9adj) telling lies, false
cogent
(adj) forcefully convincing, to the point, pertinent
extrinsic
(adj) irrelevant, external, outward
capacious
(adj) roomy, spacious
perdition
(noun) hell
nefarious
(adj) iniquitous
reconnaissance
(noun) an examination, search
lissome
(adj) flexible, nimble, agile
felicitous
(adj) agreeable, well-suited for the occasion