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Elite Vocab Set 376-400

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crony
n. a long-time friend or close companion
morbid
adj. gruesome; awful
chronology
n. arrangement of events in time
bristle
v. to react in an angry or offended manner
gallant
adj. brave and noble
stanch
v. to stop the flow of something
forfeit
v. to surrender or be forced to surrender
circumscribe
v. to define the limits of
inhibit
v. to hold back
impalpable
adj. that which cannot be felt by touching; not easily understood
foliage
n. leaves
contemporary
adj. of the same time or period
cordial
adj. warm and friendly; hearty
figurehead
n. a person with apparent but no real authority
scribe
n. a professional copyist of manuscripts and documents, esp. in ancient times
ad infinitum
adv. lasting forever; continuously
exasperate
v. to make very impatient; to annoy greatly
genocide
n. killing of a whole national or ethnic group
paraphrase
v. to restate in different words; to summarize
conjecture
n. an inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidence
giddy
adj. dizzy; lightheaded
interloper
n. one who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler
elicit
v. to draw out; to invoke
stoic
adj. apparently indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
ascribe
v. to attribute to a specific source
juxtapose
v. to put side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast
encomium
n. high praise
vivacious
adj. full of animation
trove
n. a collection of valuable items
abase
v. to lower in rank or prestige
aspersion
n. a remark that attacks one's reputation
garner
v. to get or earn; collect or gather
defunct
adj. having ceased to exist or live
emissary
n. a person sent on a mission to represent another
ostensible
adj. outwardly appearing as such
unwieldy
adj. hard to handle or manage, esp. because of size or weight
bifurcate
v. to divide into two parts
exculpate
v. to clear from blame or guilt
cultivate
v. to promote growth, to nurture
waver
v. to be uncertain of something; to sway
avarice
n. excessive desire for wealth
realm
n. a region; a kingdom
adamant
adj. stubbornly unyielding; impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason
feud
n. a bitter, prolonged quarrel
perennial
adj. lasting through the years
upshot
n. the decisive or final result
undermine
v. to weaken
allure
n. the power to attract with something desirable
levitate
v. to rise or cause to rise and float in the air
ameliorate
v. to improve; to become better