63 terms

Jazz Vocab 1

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abstracted
removed in thought from the immediate situation
abyss
bottomless hole
acuity
sharpness of perception
addenda
something added, usually to a book
aesthetic
relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
ambiguous
having more than one meaning; uncertain, unclear
amorphous
shapeless
antecedents
preceding a cause
apathy
lack of concern or feeling; indifference
append
to add in a supplementary manner
banter
to speak in a witty or teasing manner
commensurate
equal
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied
confound
to cause one to be confused
convivial
fond of good company and of festivity
corpulent
state of being very fat
corroborated
confirmation
corrugated
bend into folds
credulous
believing on slight evidence; gullible
debauchee
moral corruption
defunct
no longer existing; dead
dilatory
delaying; slow
din
loud and discordant noises
eddies
a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current
elicited
to bring out a response
endow
to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality
fractiousness
unruly
feign
pretend to be affected by; false appearance
florid
flowery; flushed with color and decorated nicely
garnished
to decorate
garrulous
talkative
haughty
arrogant, excessively proud and vain
impetuously
violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
incessant
uninterrupted
ineffable
incapable of being expressed in speech or words
ingratiate
to make an effort to gain good favor with someone
insidious
treacherous or dangerous in a secret sort of way
interminable
having or seeming to have no end
inviolate
secure from violation or from being profaned
juxtaposition
to place closely together or side by side
languid
slow, sluggish
laudable
to praise
levity
excessive frivolity
magnanimous
having a lofty, generous, and contagious spirit
obstinate
unyielding regardless of reasoning or logic
plagiarize
to steal and use another's writing writings as one's own
pneumatic
pertaining to air or gas
poignant
piercing, incisive, and keen
precipitately
to cause to speedily occur
prodigality
wasteful
provincial
lacking sophistication; narrow-minded
punctilious
stressing precise following of instructions
rancor
bitter deep-seated ill will
rend
to tear violently, to split
reverent
to honor, to regard with respect
somnambulist
a sleepwalker
stratum
a horizontal layer
strident
loud and harsh sounding
superfluous
beyond what is needed or required
turgid
swollen
presumptuous
brazenly overstepping bounds, arrogant
vista
a distant view seen through an opening
vacuous
lacking content; marked by a lack of intelligence