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20 terms

Vocab Energizer 2 Ch. 5-6

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venerate
regard with great respect
sadistic
getting pleasure from hurting others
malapropism
ridiculous or humorous
pragmatic
practical
disparage
refer to something as having little importance; speak slightingly of
vegetate
lead a dull, inactive, useless life
adamant
unyielding, inflexible, definite
conjugal
of marriage; pertaining to the relationship between husband and wife
abominable
utterly disgusting or hateful
ominous
threatening; suggestive of future evil
despotic
tyrannical, oppressive
gullible
easily deceived, tricked, cheated
guile
deceit, treachery
exonerate
free from blame
cliché
expression or idea that is stale from overuse
trite
uninteresting because of overuse; lacking originality and freshness
melancholy
sad, gloomy, depressed; sadness, gloom, depression
choleric
easily angered; grouchy; quick-tempered
phlegmatic
sluggish, not easily excited
sanguine
cheerful, confident, hopeful