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vocab #5-10 freshman winter final

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jaded
worn out/dulled
gist
the main idea
advocate
to recommend
efface
to wipe out
charisma
personal appeal
ogre
a large monster
mesmerize
to hypnotize
enity
anything having existence
bandy
to exchange words
nepotism
favoritism shown to family
begrudge
to resent anothers success
mandarin
an influencial person
glutinous
gluey/sticky
enmity
deep-seated hostility
declaim
to speak in a dramatic manner
imbue
to inspire, to influence
gaff
a pole with a large hook on one end
quaff
to drink
bibliophile
a lover of books
gird
to prepare for an event
daunt
to make afraid
flux
a state of continual change
hovel
a wretched living place
cadaverous
of or like a corpse
gothic
of the middle ages
penury
extreme poverty
egress
an exit
felicity
happiness/bliss
despot
a dictator with absolute power
beget
to produce
educe
to draw, or bring out
glean
to collect bit by bit
chafe
to wear or irritate
effrontery
shameless boldness
imbibe
to drink
feign
to pretend
desist
to stop
allude
to hint at
elite
the best group of people
bilk
to cheat
homily
a sermon
demise
death
emit
to send out
decadence
moral deterioration
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
granary
a storehouse for grain
choleric
easily angered
impede
to hinder/obstruct
qualm
a feeling of uneasiness
lampoon
a written satire used to attack someone
narcissistic
having self love
eradicate
to wipe out
fabricate
to concoct
ghastly
horrible/frightful
falliable
capable of error
blatant
obvious
dwadle
to waste time
affiliate
an association
fawn
to act slavishly submissive
calumny
a false accusation
berate
to scold someone at length
minion
a servile follower
desolate
barren
bane
the cause of a ruin
pacify
to calm down
garble
to mix up
prevaricate
to lie
filch
to steal
neophyte
a beginner