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Vocabular Quiz 5

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pretentious
making an extravagant outward show, self-important
prodigious
extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree, great in size, enormous
profligate
a wasteful person; extremely wasteful, given to licentiousness
propensity
preference, natural inclination
propriety
correct conduct
prudent
wise and careful about practical matters
reconcile
to reestablish friendship, to resolve a dispute
rectitude
state of moral integrity
regimen
the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something
reprehensible
deserving blame or reprimand
reproach
to blame for something; a disgrace
reprove
to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent
retrospection
a looking back or contemplation of the past
sagacious
wise, shrews, very discerning
scrupulous
very principled, very careful and conscientious
serene
calm, placid
solicitous
worried, concerned
stately
dignified, majestic
summon
to call together, to send for or to request to appear
supercilious
haughty, vain and arrogant
supplication
begging, humbly asking for a favor
tacit
understood, silent, not spoken, implicit
taciturn
quiet, not verbose
tranquil
peaceful, calm
transient
quickly passing, fleeting
trepidation
fear, trembling, agitation
trifling
not significant, frivolous
upbraid
to scold harshly, to reproach
veracity
devotion to the truth
vexation
discomfort or distress
volatile
quickly changeable, easily vaporized
voluble
ability to use words easily, fluent and glib
vouchsafe
to grant in a condescending manner
wanton
immoral, lewd