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18 terms

ENG IV 1st Semester Esst. Words

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abrogate
tto abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal
auspicious
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable
belie
to show to be false; contradict
chicanery
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
conjecture
an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation
consonance
Agreement; harmony; accord. Repetition of vowels
countenance
appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face
diffident
lacking confidence
egocentric
having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered
epiphany
A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization
ethnocentric
the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
fatuous
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
gauche
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless
homogeneous
composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind
incognito
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions.
incredulous
not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
inculcate
to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly
Shakespearean sonnet
a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter