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Losen Vocab Ch. 10-12

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askance
with suspicion or disapproval
attenuate
to make thin or slender/to weaken in force, intensity, or value
benign
harmless
cavil
to find fault in a petty way/to carp/a trivial objection or criticism
charlatan
an impostor/pretender
decimate
to totally destroy
foible
a minor flaw
forgo
to do without/to give up
fraught
full with/accompanied by
inure
to toughen or harden/to acclimate to
luminous
glowing
obsequious
excessively submissive for own reasons/sychopathic
obtuse
blunt with no point/stupid
oscillate
to vacillate
penitent
regretful/one who is sorry
peremptory
determined/dictatorial
rebuff
to reject/a setback
reconnoiter
to engage in reconnaissance/to make a preliminary inspection
shambles
a slaughterhouse/state of disorder
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals with no set order
abrogate
to repeal or cancel
ambient
totally surrounding
asperity
roughness/bitterness
burnish
to make smooth or glossy/gloss or luster
cabal
a small secret group
delectable
delightful or savory/an appealing food
deprecate
to express disapproval or frown upon
detritus
loose bits of material resulting from disintegration/wreckage
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm/boiling
eclectic
drawn from different sources/one whose beliefs are from many sources
flaccid
limp
impecunious
lacking money
inexorable
inflexible or relentless
moribund
dying
necromancer
a wizard
onerous
burdensome/oppressive
rife
common
rudiments
the basics of a profession
sequester
to set apart/to take possession of
winnow
to delete or sort
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty/artistic
defunct
no longer functioning
discomfit
to frustrate/to defeat
espouse
to take up and support/to adopt
fetish
a talisman/obsession
gregarious
living together in a group/sociable
hapless
unlucky
impeccable
faultless
importune
to trouble with demands/to beg for insistently
interpolate
to insert with other parts/to present as a correction
irreparable
beyond repair
laconic
using few words
languish
to become weak/to wilt or flag
mendacious
untrue
nadir
rock bottom
omnipresent
present in all places at all times
perfunctory
done without interest
plaintive
melancholy
requite
to reimburse/to avenge
tantamount
equivalent
arrogance
pride or haughtiness
derogation
an act that detracts from reputation and power
surrogate
a deputy or substitute
interrogation
a formal system of questioning
abrogation
cancellation
prorogue
to defer a legislative body
interrogative
asking a question/having the form of a question
supererogatory
beyond what is asked