20 terms

HSPT Vocab #4

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absurd
adj. utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish.
boisterous
adj. rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained.
corrupt
adj. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked.
detrimiental
adj. damaging; harmful.
exaggerated
v. adj. magnified beyond the limits of truth; overstated.
extravagant
adj. spending much more than is necessary or wise; wasteful; excessive.
flaunted
v. paraded or displayed ostentatiously; showed off.
flourished
v. grew well or luxuriantly; thrived.
formalities
n. official procedures.
functional
adj. capable of operating or functioning.
lucrative
adj. producing wealth; profitable.
nauseous
adj. feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.
obsolete
adj. no longer in use; out-of-date.
perpetual
adj. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
pertinent
adj. relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant.
sentiments
n. a thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason; feelings.
skepticism
n. a doubting or questioning attitude or state of mind; a skeptical attitude.
staggering
adj. shocking; astonishing; amazing.
strenuous
adj. requiring great effort, energy, or exertion.
unfurled
v. spread out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfolded.
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