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English vocab #13

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apropos (adj,adv)
appropriate to a particular situation; with reference to, concerning
concourse (n)
a large open area inside or in front of a public building
concurrence (n)
agreement in opinion; cooperation
coquettish (adj)
characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner
fervent (adj)
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm
Gnostic (adj)
possessing knowledge, especially of spiritual matters
infidel (n)
a person who does not accept a particular faith
irascible (adj)
easily provoked to anger; very irritable
jostle (v)
to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely
locution (n)
a style of speech or verbal expression; a person's style of speech
masticate (v)
to chew
misanthropy (n)
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind
nonchalance (n)
cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness
penultimate (adj)
second to last
perfunctory (adj)
performed merely as a routine duty; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm
rarefied (adj)
containing less oxygen than usual; appealing to an exclusive group
renounce (tv)
to give up by formal declaration; to give up
reticent (adj)
reluctant or restrained; not revealing one's thoughts
sordid (adj)
arousing moral distaste and contempt; dirty or unpleasant
truncheon (n)
a staff or baton acting as a symbol of authority