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English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #28, 2012

English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #28, 2012
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contemptuous
scornful
deficit
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
hiatus
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
laudable
worthy of high praise
prestigious
having an illustrious reputation
parlance
a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
quantified
determine; indicate, Measured
keen
a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
minting
the process of making coins
valuating
placing a value on
inflationary
tending to increase prices and decrease the purchasing power of money
penny-ante
any business arrangement or transaction involving a trifling or paltry sum of money.
demonetizing
depriving of value
incorrigible
impervious to correction by punishment
inclement
(of weather of climate) physically severe
insomnia
an inability to sleep
indolent
disinclined to work or exertion
insuperable
impossible to surmount
insipid
lacking interest or significance
incognito
without revealing one's identity
incongruous
out of place, lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
brazenly
boldly; shamelessly
mortified
made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
cede
relinquish possession or control over
abject
most unfortunate or miserable
baleful
deadly or sinister
discourse
extended verbal expression in speech or writing
humor
(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
confute
prove to be false
curiously
in a manner differing from the usual or expected
receipt
an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made; prescription
facile
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
hortatives
giving strong encouragement
quarrel
have a disagreement over something
rail
complain bitterly
hermaphroditical
having both male and female sex organs.
terrestrial
of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; on land.
celestial
of heaven or the spirit
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
abjure
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
peremptory
not allowing contradiction or refusal
abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail
belligerent
someone who fights (or is fighting); being ready to fight
satyagraha
the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
atrocious
exceptionally bad or displeasing
scaffold
a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
alleviation
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
anomaly
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
apathy
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
demeanor
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
equivocal
open to two or more interpretations
inordinate
beyond normal limits
insipid
not pleasing to the sense of taste
pertinacity
persistent determination
vagary
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)