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Elite Extension Class Vocab 11-100

Elite Extension Class Vocab 11-100
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altercation
n. a heated or noisy argument
bellicose
adj. warlike
churlish
adj. having a bad disposition; rude; boorish
disgruntled
adj. discontented; displeased
embitter
v. to make bitter; to cause resentment
grievance
n. a cause or reason for protest
infuriate
v. to cause to become very angry; to enrage
invidious
adj. tending to arouse hostility or resentment
ire
n. anger
vendetta
n. a bitter feud or quarrel; fight
dismal
adj. causing gloom or depression
maladroit
adj. awkward; clumsy; bungling
malady
n. a disease; illness; sickness
malaise
n. a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness
malapropism
n. a ridiculous misuse of words
malediction
n. evil talk about someone; slander; a curse
malefactor
n. one who does wrong; a villain
malevolent
adj. showing hatred; dangerous
malignant
adj. very harmful; threatening death; cancer(of a tumor)
malinger
v. to act sick in order to avoid work
badger
v. to nag
bait
v. to torment or harass; to lure
bridle
v. to restrain
brook
v. to tolerate
court
v. to attempt to gain, esp. love or favor; to behave so as to invite
ferret
v. to search; to seek (with "out")
grave
adj. serious; dignified; formal
motion
n. a formal proposal
produce
n. fresh fruits and vegetables
pronounced
adj. strongly marked; clearly indicated
accounterment
n. secondary items of equipment or dress (usually plural)
allure
n. to power to attract with something desirable
arbiter
n. a person selected to judge a dispute
avatar
n. an embodiment, as of a quality or concept
bellow
to yell very loudly; to shout
blasé
adj. indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience
buttress
v. to prop up or support
contour
n. outline of an object or a figure
dally
v. to waste time; loiter
debunk
v. to expose the falsehood of
deciduous
adj. shedding or disappearing at the end of a season, e.g., leaves
defame
v. to attack a person's reputation; to slander
demented
adj. insane; crazy
despondent
adj. so sad as to lack all hope
deter
v. to turn aside or discourage
eccentric
adj. unconventional; odd
éclat
n. great brilliance, as of performance or achievementl conspicuous success
egress
n. going out; the right to go out or exit
elegy
n. a poem that mourns a death; a composition (e.g., a piece of music) that resembles such a poem in mood
emend
v. to correct
entice
v. to attract or lure
environs
n. surroundings
expedient
adj, helping one's self-interest; n. a means to an end
expiate
v. to make amends for
fickle
adj. unreliable in faith; changing in affections
flout
v. to intentionally and abviously disobey
gruff
adj. rough; harsh
hearten
v. encourage; give strength
iconoclast
n. one who attacks and seeks to destroy widely accepted ideas
inaugurate
v. to formally bring into office at the beginning of a term
infraction
n. a violation of a law or rule
iridescent
adj. shining with colors
jostle
v. to push and shove; to move by pushing or elbowing
karma
n. destiny; in Hinduism and Buddhism: the total effect of a person's conduct in in successive phases of existence, believed to influence individual destiny
kowtow
v. to show servile deference; to touch the forehead to the ground as an act of respect
lacuna
n. an empty space or missing portion
languid
adj. sluggish; lacking energy
leer
v. to look at lustfully; to ogle
lurk
v. to lie in wait; to move furtively
machination
n. an artful or secret plot or scheme
maul
v. to injure; mangle
menagerie
n. a collection of wild and strange animals in cages
miasma
n. a noxious or poisonous atmosphere
nonpareil
adj. having no equal
opportunist
n. one who takes advantage of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so
philippic
n. a harsh verbal attack or denunciation
polyglot
adj. speaking many languages; n. one who speaks many languages
profess
v. to declare or claim openly
pugnacious
adj. belligerent, ready to fight
quirk
n. a rapid twist and turn; an individual mannerism
realm
n. a region; a kingdom
reproach
v. to express disapproval for a fault, usually out of a sense of dissapointment
resolute
adj. firmly determined
rudimentary
adj. elementary; basic
saccharine
adj. overly or sickingly sweet
sedulous
adj. working hard and steadily; diligent
tally
v. to count; add
terse
adj. without unnecessary words; succint
tranquil
adj. calm, unruffled
vagabond
n. a person without a permanent home