Sanford Vocab List 4
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adj. Difficult to understand; concealed or hidden out of the way; incomprehensible; enigmatic.
adj. Unpleasantly sharp pungent, or bitter to the senses; hard or bitter; caustic in language or tone.
v. To make better; to improve.
adj. Friendly, agreeable, civil; free from hostility or animus; exhibiting goodwill.
n. A general pardon or clemency granted by a government, especially for political offenses, and often granted before a trial of conviction; an act of forgiveness for past offenses; the formal act of liberating someone; clemency.
adj. Depending solely on individual will or choice; inconsistent; random; determined by chance, whim or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle; based on or subject to individual judgment or preference; decided on without planning.
v. To make thin or slender; to weaken; to reduce the strength of something (enervate).
v. To increase or enlarge; to make something already developed or well under way; greater as in size, extent, or quantity.
adj. Portending evil; ominous; harmful; with evil intentions; deadly or sinister; inimical.
adj. abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.
adj. Jarring; having a harsh sound; unpleasantly noisy; inharmonious; discordant.
n. A temporary or complete halt; to bring to an end; termination.
n. Deception by trickery or fraud; subterfuge.
adj. Cautious; wary; heedful of circumstances and potential consequences of actions; prudent.
n. Proper behavior or proper in manners; socially correct; etiquette; propriety.
v. To attack or harm someone's reputation; to traduce or disparage; to defame; to belittle.
adj. Demonstrating mental or physical aptitude or skill; adroit.
adj. Shyness; lacking confidence; timid; hesitant in acting or speaking due to a lack of self-confidence; reserved in manner.
adj. Towering or standing out above others; prominent; of high rank, reputation, status, attainment, or quality; noteworthy; outstanding, as in character or performance.
v. To weaken or to significantly diminish the strength; debilitated.
n. Calmness; a state of composure and clarity; tranquility; even tempered; poise.
adj. Momentary or fleeting; transitionary; ephemeral; temporal; short lived.
v. To aggravate; to intensify bad qualities; to make a condition or circumstances more severe; to worsen.
v. To clear of blame or fault; to vindicate; to exonerate.
adj. Unruly, rebellious, cranky, churlish, surly, intractable.
adj. Excessive, overdone, abundant, unpleasantly and excessively saver ingratiating in manner or speech; gratuitous flattery.
n. A persistant, irritating critic; a nuisance; one that acts as a provocative stimulus.
v. To glare; to stare angrily and intensely.
n. Trickery, deception, cunning, deceit.
n. Steady persistance in a course of action, a purpose, a state, an objective, or an aim, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
n. An excessively or blindly optimistic person; constantly or overly optimistic.
adj. Characterized by excessive humility; to characterize oneself as inconspicuous.
adj. Having or showing control of one's feelings or behavior; composed; poised.
v. To reproach severely, to censure, castigate.
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