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30 terms

Vocab GG

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peremptory
not allowing contradiction or refusal
hauteur
overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
harlequin
varied in color
levity
lightness of manner
tumultuous
highly agitated
subterfuges
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
echolalia
the immediate repetition of words spoken by another person
vacuous
lacking in ideas or intelligence
prodigality
wasteful extravagance in spending.
rakish
like a rake; dissolute: rakish behavior.; jaunty; dashing
somnambulate
Sleepwalk
punctilious
showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
meretricious
Alluring by a show of flashy attractions.
defunct
No longer relevant, now useless
laudable
Deserving praise praiseworthy; commendable.
contingencies
Dependence on chance or on fulfillment of a condition.
perturb
To disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate
nebulous
Hazy, vague, indistinct or confused.
wan
Of an unnatural or sickly pallor, lacking color
ingratiate
To establish (oneself) in the favor or good grace of others, especially by deliberate effort
pasquinade
A lampoon or satire, especially one in a public place
truculent
fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
forlorn
desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
fortuitous
happening or produced by chance; accidental
prig
A person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner
unscrupulously
Not having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; not principled
adventitious
associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; extrinsic
amorphous
of no particular kind or character; indeterminate; having no pattern or structure; unorganized
stagnant
Not flowing or running; as water, air, etc.