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English 10 #7

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jargon
noun

language particular to a profession
traverse
verb

to travel across
grandiose
adjective

pretentious, pompous
espouse
verb

to adopt or support a cause
tenet
noun

a principle or belief
envoy
noun

a diplomatic agent
cloying
adjective

tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess
equivocal
adjective

uncertain
bereft
adjective

deprived
restive
adjective

impatient of control, restraint, or delay
idiosyncratic
adjective

peculiar to an individual group, especially odd or unusual
obliquely
adverb

not straight forward
demur
verb

to voice opposition; object
munificence
noun

unusual generosity
myriad
adjective

too numerous to count
pedantic
adjective

too concerned with formal rules and details
wheedle
verb

to influence or entice by soft words or flattery
diurnal
adjective

reoccurring every day
maelstrom
noun

a large, powerful, and violent whirlpool
cadence
noun

the beat or measure of something that follows a set or rhythm
aesthetic
adjective

relating to beauty
dubious
adjective

doubtful
tantamount
adjective

equivalent in value, significance, or effect
tedium
noun

the quality of being wearisome
temporal
adjective

of or relating to time as opposed to eternity
inane
adjective

irritatingly silly or time-wasting
elocution
noun

the skill of clear and expressive speech; distinct pronunciation and articulation