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20 terms

Unit 15 Level F

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adamant
firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance
A: yielding; fllexible
brouhaha
a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
S: Furor; Hullabaloo
bulwark
a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provide such
defense or protection
S: Stronghold; Citadel
A: Breach; Weakpoint
choleric
easily made angry, bad-tempered
S: Irascrible; Testy
A: Affable; Genial
cloy
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit
A: Stimulate; Whet
curtail
to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
S: Limit; Abbreviate; Abridge; Contract
A: Protract; Extend
deference
courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
S: Respect; Consideration; Coutesy
A: Contempt; Disrespect; Scorn; Disdain
definitive
conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
S: Exhaustive; Authoritative
A: Tenative; Inconclusive
demeanor
the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
S: Conduct; Behavior
enigmatic
puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
S: Baffling; Mysterious; Inexplicable
A: Intelligible; Understandable; Fathomable
impromptu
without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
S: Spontaneous; Improvised
A: Rehearsed; Planned
mawkish
excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
S: Mushy; Nauseating
A: Callous; Insensitive
mollify
to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
A: Enrage; Anger
onus
something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
S: Duty; Stigma
presentiment
a vague sense of approaching misfortune
S: Foreboding; Premonition
profligate
given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral, recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
S: Prodigal; Improvident
A: Frugal; Economical
remit
to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
S: Pay; Absolve
requisite
needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
S: Required; Incumbent
A: Nonessential; Optional
sartorial
of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
thwart
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
S: Foil; Baffle
A: Aid; Abet