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Irish Literature- Final Vocabulary

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Squander
(verb) to spend of use money, time, ect extravagantly or wastefully
quick
(noun) the most tender and sensitive part; the most important part
ravaged
(adj or verb) ruined or spoiled or demolished
adroitness
(noun) dexterity; skill under pressing conditions
Lothario
(noun) a womanizer
raillery
(noun) Good humored ridicule; banter
palaver
(noun) profuse and idle talk; chatter
scintillate
(verb) to emit sparks; to sparkle
flaccid
(adj) soft and limp; lacking force
tumid
(adj) swollen; pompous or inflated
refractory
(adj) stubbornly disobedient; difficult or impossible to manage
lugubrious
(adj) mournful, dismal or gloomy, especially in an affected or exaggerated manner
impetuous
(adj) characterized by sudden rash action or emotion
fatuous
(adj) Foolish or insane; silly
haggard
(adj) having a gaunt, wasted or exhausted appearence
collation
(noun) any light meal
ululation
(noun) a loud and shrill lament
inimical
(adj) harmful; unfriendly; hostile
fastidious
(adj) excessively particular; hard to please
perfunctory
(adj) Performed merely as a daily routine; lacking interest, care or enthusiasm
corpulent
(adj) large or bulky in body; fat
salutary
(adj) favorable,
Savant
(noun) a person of profound or extensive learning
Fercundity
(noun) fruitfulness/fertility
acumen
(noun) keen insight/shrewdness
petulant
(adj) impatient and irritated, especially over some trifling annoyance
paroxysm
(noun) any sudden violent outburst
turpitude
(noun) vile or shameful character
solicitous
(adj) anxious or concerned for the well being of others
sententious
(adj) self-righteous; given to excessive moralizing
inanition
(noun) exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation; lack of vigor
subterfuge
(noun) an artifice used to evade a rule or escape a consequence or hide something
sapient
(adj) having or showing great wisdom or sound judgement
probity
(noun) confirmed integrity; moral uprightness
acrimony
(noun) sharpness, harshness or bitterness of nature, speech or disposition
querulous
(adj) full of complaints
coterie
(noun) an exclusive group or clique
quotidian
(adj) daily; usually or customary
prodigal
(adj) exceedingly or recklessly wasteful
recondite
(adj) profound; beyond ordinary understanding
licentious
(adj) sexually immoral
urbanity
(noun) refined courtesy or politeness
opprobrious
(adj) outrageously sinful or disdainful
lacuna
(noun) a gap
dulcet
(adj) pleasant to the ear; melodious; soothing
fug
(noun) stale air
myopic
(adj) nearsighted; lacking tolerance or understanding
ataraxic
(adj) tranquil
baleful
(adj) menacing
chagrin
(noun) full of vexation
blowsy
(adj) untidy in apperance
accidie
(noun) spiritual sloth, apathy, indifference
peccadillo
(noun) a petty sin or trifling fault
chicanery
(noun) trickery or deception
insouciance
(noun) lack of care or concern
patina
(noun) any fine layer on the surface
ribald
(adj) vulgar in indecent in speech
circumspection
(noun) caution; prudence
prelapsarian
(adj) characteristic of any innocent or carefree period
assuage
(verb) to relieve