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35 terms

Final Vocab - Gardner

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cachinnate
to laugh loudly or immoderately
abstruse
difficult to comprehend
bon vivant
a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable taste, especially in respect to food and drink
putative
commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist or have existed
validate
to make legally valid, ratify; to grant official sanction to by marking
satiety
the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity; surfeit, fullness; the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess
Torrid
ardent, passionate
pacify
to restore to a tranquil state; settle
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority or restraint
Hiatus
a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted
Rash
marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution
Carp
to find fault or complain querulously
Loquacious
full of excessive talk; wordy; given to fluent or excessive talk
Emote
to give expression to emotion especially in acting
Querulous
habitually complaining; fretful, whining
Derring-Do
daring action
Piquant
agreeably stimulating to the palate- especially spicy
Nebbish
a timid, meek, or ineffectual person
Bedizen
to dress or adorn gaudily
gregarious
tending to association with others of one's kind
Malediction
curse
Vindicate
avenge; to free from allegation or blame; confirm; justify; defend; to maintain a right to
Kowtow
to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or respect
Unabashed
not disconcerted: undisguised, unapologetic
Obliterate
to remove from recognition or memory; to remove from existence. To make undecipherable by wiping out or covering over
Notorious
generally known and talked of; widely and unfavorably known
Spiel
a voluble line of often extravagant talk: a speech delivered especially to sell or promote something
Tub-thumper
a blatant supporter (as of a cause)
Oppugn
to fight against; to call in question
Pippin
a highly admired or very admirable person or thing
Demarcate
to fix or define the limits of; to set apart
Multitudinous
including a multitude of individuals
alleviate
to relieve, lesson; to make suffering more bearable; to partially remove or correct
argot
an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group
hypnagogic
relating to the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep