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50 terms

APLAC Spring Part II

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strident
loud and harsh sounding
garnish
to decorate
prodigal
wasteful
eddy
a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current
vehement
forcefully expressing emotion or conviction
credulous
gullible
corpulent
very fat
convivial
fond of good company and of festivity
jaunty
stylish and lively in manner or appearance
tentative
not fully worked out, uncertain
poignant
piercing, incisive, keen
sporadic
occasionally occurring
punctilious
stressing precise following of instructions, details, codes of conduct
disconcerting
upsetting, frustrating
elicit
to bring out a response
luxuriant
abundant growth
somnambulist
a sleepwalker
juxtapose
to place close together or side by side
vestiges
remnants, traces, remains
nebulous
lacking clarity
insidious
dangerous or treacherous
ineffable
cannot be expressed in speech or words
reverie
daydreaming
turgid
swollen
debauchery
moral corruption
lethargic
sluggish, languid
menagerie
a collection of live wild animals on exhibition, a varied mixture
plumes
feather
bemuse
to confess or bewilder
zenith
the highest point overhead
pique
resentment
declivity
downward slope
vagrant
a wandered without a home
drone
speaking in a monotonous tone, a continuous low humming sound
bloat
to swell, turgid
refuge
shelter or place of protection
germinate
to sprout, begin to grow, evolve
relish
to take great pleasure
petulant
touchy, irritable
compress
to contract, reduce in size or volume
scuttle
to sink - usually a large ship
wispy
small in amount, fragile, or slight
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity, assurance
animosity
harsh feelings, enmity
waver
to show indecision or to vacillate
lithe
flexible and graceful
fledgling
an immature or inexperienced person, a young bird that is ready to fly
supplication
begging, humbly asking for a favor
conjecture
an inference or conclusion drawn or deduced by surmise or guesswork
restive
unwilling to yield or adjust