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20 terms

Vocab Unit 12

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Abjure
To renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
Acrid
Harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
August
Majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
Callous
Emotionally hardened, unfeeling
Clandestine
Secret, concealed; underhanded
Compunction
Remorse, regret
Conflagration
A large destructive fire
Elated
In high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
Indelible
Not able to be erased or removed; memorable
Indulgent
Yielding to the wishes or demands of others
Inveterate
Firmly established, long-standing; habitual
Irrelevant
Not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
Nocturnal
Of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness
Platitude
A commonplace, stale, or trite remark
Quell
To subdue, put down forcibly
Quiescent
Inactive; at rest
Ruminate
To meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
Tacit
Unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
Tangible
Capable of being touched; real, concrete
Trenchant
Incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut