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Vocabulary List 7

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Auspicious
favorable, fortunate, prosperous; favoring or conducive to success
Remonstrate
to point out or call attention to a fault, usually by way of censure, complaint or protest; to object, to oppose
Rejoin
to make a reply, to answer
Edification
intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement, enlightenment
Onerous
burdensome, oppressive
Prevaricate
to lie, to dissimulate, to speak equivocally or evasively
Machination
a scheming or crafty action, a subtle maneuver or artful design, especially one regarded as evil or reprehensible
Superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient, nonessential, unnecessary
Inveterate
chronic, habitual, persistent, confirmed or deeply rooted
Pernicious
deadly, noxious, dangerous, destructive
Desultory
erratic, wavering, digressive, incoherent
Circumspection
cautious and earnest attention, prudence, discretion
Serendipity
accidental good fortune; discovering goodness without looking for it
Solecism
impropriety, deviation from proper order (often in grammar), a breach of etiquette or decorum
Insipid
lacking taste or savor; unpleasing, vapid, flat, stale
Altruistic
unselfish, devoted to others' interests
Precipitate
rash, premature, sudden, abrupt, impetuous
Anodyne
a drug that allays pain, something that soothes, comforts, calms
Prosaic
factual, literal; having an unimaginative quality of style or expression
Sophism
an argument that is correct in form and appearance, but is invalid; a fallacious argument or specious reasoning