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25 terms

VOCAB 11 KAREN

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abdicate
v) to give up a position, usually one of leadership
abduct
v) to kidnap
allay
v) to soothe/ease
ameliorate
v) to improve
colloquial
adj) characteristic of informal conversation
crescendo
n) a steady increase in volume
demarcations
n) the marking of boundaries or categories
demure
adj) quiet
discursive
adj) rambling
efficacious
adj) effective
furtive
adj) secretive
interlocutor
n.) someone who participates in a dialogue or conversation
lurid
adj) graphic, gruesome
neophyte
(n.) someone who is young or inexperienced
patent
adj) clear
plaudits
(n.) enthusiastic approval, applause
privation
(n.) lacking basic necessities
ruminate
v) to comtemplate, reflect
salient
adj) significant
sobriety
n) calm
spurious
(adj.) false but designed to seem plausible
temerity
n) recklessness
turpitude
n) moral corruption
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
veneer
(n.) a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance