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35 terms

Marking Period One 2009-10

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indelible
Not capable of being removed
dissonant
Having a mixture of clashing sounds
aplomb
poise; self-confidence
despondent
depressed; gloomy.
juxtapose
to place side by side
vacuous
empty; lacking in ideas; stupid
firebrand
A troublemaker or hothead
sagacious
wise
eschew
to avoid
fabricate
to make, invent, or fake
plausible
believable
rife
widespread, common
castigate
to scold
phlegmatic
calm
obdurate
stubborn
antediluvian
antiquated; very old
accost
to confront verbally
cognizant
aware, mindful
fraught
filled with
goad
to urge, spur, incite to action
obstreperous
noisy, unruly
perspicacious
Using wise judgment
panegyrize
To praise highly, usually at a formal occasion.
mellifluous
Sweet and smooth sounding
effervescent
Lively, vivacious
abate
to decrease, lessen; subside
concurrent
happening at the same time
pedantic
showing off learning
torrid
scorching, passionate
misnomer
a wrong name
insouciant
carefree, nonchalant
obtuse
not quick or alert in perception, feeling or intellect
inimical
hostile, unfriendly
furtive
sneaky
affable
friendly