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Unit 13 & 14

Mattox vocab
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adulterate
to make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt.
animosity
harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred
apocryphal
of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine
avarice
greed for wealth
coalesce
to merge, to fuse, to join, or to unite
collaborate
to work together
cryptic
mysterious, secret
desultory
jumping around, aimless, random
dissipation
wasteful spending, squandering
edifying
instructing and improving spiritually or morally
equivocate
to attempt to lie, to mislead, or to hide the truth
espousing
marrying, giving ones loyalty; adopting or embracing a cause
hedonist
one who seeks pleasure as the sole aim in life
indefatigable
tireless, incapable of being fatigued
interminable
having or seeming to have no end, wearisomely protracted
naive
unsophisticated; inexperienced
parody
humorous or ridiculous imitation
peripheral
on the edge, not important
portent
a sign or forewarning
prodigious
extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree, great in size, enormous
profane
showing contempt toward sacred things
respite
a rest, a delay, a period of relief
sordid
filthy, foul
surfeited
fed or supplied to excess
trifling
not significant, frivolous
allure
to influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
apathy
a lack of concern or feeling, indifference
auspicious
favorable
caricature
a portrayal where features are distorted, a parody
cordial
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm
cosmopolitan
dealing with the whole world
deplore
to regret deeply or strongly;to feel or to express deep grief for
discrepant
disagreeing, inconsistent
ecstasy
extreme happiness
empathy
understanding or identification with another's feelings or situation
equivocal
ambiguous (usually intended to mislead)
expeditious
done with speed and efficiency
galvanize
to stimulate or to excite as if by an electric shock
implacable
incapable of being appeased
inimitable
not able to be imitated
mutability
the degree to which something is subject and likely to change
odious
deserving hate or contempt
parochial
limited in range or scope, narrow, provincial
penchant
a strong inclination
ponderous
very heavy, unwisely from weight
protract
to prolong
replete
filled to capacity, abundantly supplied
soporific
something that tends to cause sleep and to dull awareness or alertness
strident
loud and harsh sound
treachery
violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason