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English Vocab 25-27

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Dilatory
Characterized by procrastination. tending or intended to cause delay
Languid
Lazily slow or relaxed. Lacking spirit or energy; weak. Causing a feeling of laziness.
Lethargy
Drowsy or sluggish indifference; apathy. An unconcious state resembling deep sleep.
Quiescent
In a condition of inactivity or rest.
Repose
The act or condition of resting; relaxation. Peace of mind; composure. Calmness; tranquility. To lie at rest.
Sloth
Laziness; indolence.Any various slow-moving arboreal mammals of tropical America
Somnambulate
To walk while asleep
Somnolence
Drowsiness; sleepiness.
Soporific
Causing or tending to cause sleep. Drowsy. A sleep-inducing drug.
Stupor
A condition of reduced sensibility or consciousness; daze.
Aggrandize
To make something seem greater; exaggerate. To make greater in power or influence. To increase the scope of; enlarge; extend.
Exorbitance
The condition of exceeding reasonable or proper limits; excessiveness; extravagance.
Grandiose
Characterized by pretended or affected grandeur; pompous. Characterized by greatness or scope of intent; grand
Hyperbole
An exaggerated statement often used as a figure of speech.
Intemperate
Not temperate or moderate
Obsess
To preoccupy the mind excessively
Opulence
The state of having or displaying wealth and luxury. A state of abundance.
Profligate
Recklessly wasteful or extravagant. Completely given over to self-indulgence.
Satiate
To gratify to excess. To satisfy fully.
Superfluous
Beyond what is required or sufficient; extra.
Affinity
A natural attraction; liking. Similarity based on relationship or casual connection. Chemicalor physical attraction.
Animostity
Active hatred; a hostile attitude.
Antipathy
A strong feeling of dislake, distaste, or opposition.
Ardent
Marked by or showing warmth of emotion or desire; passionate. Marked by enthusiasm or eagerness,
Contemptible
Deserving to be regarded with feeling of dislike and disrespect.
Disdain
To consider or reject as unworthy; treat as inferior; scorn. A feeling of dislike and disrespect; scorn.
Enamored
Inspired with love; charmed; captivated.
Estrange
To destroy the affection or friendliness of; to make hostile or unsympathetic; alienate.
Penchant
A definate and habitual liking; inclination.
Repugnance
A feeling of strong dislike or distaste.