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Vocab Lesson 6 - 10

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Antiquated
Obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable
Arable
Fit for plowing, tillable
Ascendancy
Domination; growing power
Atrophy
To waste away, to wither
Clandestine
Secret
Conciliate
To reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship
Cursory
Superficial, casual, hastily done
Derision
Scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
Enmity
Absolute hatered
Extricate
To free, to disentangle
Forbearance
Patience, lenience
Frivolous
Lacking in seriousness or importance
Garrulous
Talkative, rambling
Impetuous
Violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
Industrious
Skillfully busy or occupied
Infamous
Having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
Insolence
Insulting or cotemptuous behavior
Levity
Excessive frivolity, flippancy
Oblivion
State of being forgotten
Paradoxical
Something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct.
Perjury
False testimony under oath
Rancor
Bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity
Sycophant
A self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser
Vacillating
Changing, fluctuating
Vivid
Bright, distinct, and clear
Abhor
To regard with extreme repugance; to loathe
Accolade
Praise, an award
ascetic
one who leads alife of self-denial and contemplation
bequeath
to hand down, to give or leave in a will
acharlatan
one who claims to know something that he does not
conflagration
a large fire
dearth
a lack, a scarcity
diffidence
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
effervescent
showin high spirits
ethereal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light
expunge
to remove, to erase
guile
deceitfulness, duplicity
implausible
not believable
incongruity
nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
insularity
qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion
morose
being sullen or gloomy
placate
to appease or to pacify by making concessions
poignant
piercing, incisive, and keen
provincial
lacking sophistication, narrowminded
reiterate
to repeat
spontaneous
having no external cause, acting on impulse
synthesis
combining parts into a whole
toxic
poisonous
vigilant
very alert, watchful
voluble
ability to use words easily, fluent and glib
acquisece
to give in, to comply
affinity
a likenesss, a natural relationship
blasphemous
irrevernt, profane
buttress
to support or prop
circumspect
careful to consider consider consequences, cautions, prudent
corroboration
confirmation
deplete
to use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value
despotic
ruling oppressively and absolutley; tyrannical
emaciated
very thin (usually as a result of starvation), wasting away
empirical
based on obeservation or experiement and not on theory
extraneous
not essental or vital
fallow
inactive, plowed but no sowed
homogeneous
of the same kind
hyperbole
an obvious exaggeration
incontrovertible
indisputable
irascible
irritable, easily angered, cranky, cross
laconic
using a minimum of words; concise to the point of seeming rude
magnanimity
having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit
obsequious
overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile
proliferation
an increase in number, multiplication
scrupulous
very principled, very careful and concientious
sublime
exalted, noble, uplifiting
surreptitious
secret, clandestine, stealthy
veracity
devotion to the truth
zeal
enthusiasm, fervor
ambiguous
having more than one meaning; unclear, uncertain
amiable
friendly, sociable , and congenial; civil and urbane
crass
coarse, crude, and redefine
discursive
rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly
docile
easily managed, obedient, passive
estrange
to alienate, to seperate
exonerate
to free from blame, obligation , or responsibility
gratutious
given freely, unwarranted
hypothesize
to reach a conclusion based on an assumption or something not proven
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
induce
to bring on or to bring about