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Teacher Fred Vocab- Chap. 5-9

Vocabulary Energizers 2
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venerate
regard with respect
sadistic
getting pleasure from hurting others
malapropism
ridiculous or humorous misuse of words
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
abominable
utterly disgusting or hateful
ominous
threatening
assent
agree, agreement
dissent
disagree, disagreement
presentiment
vague expectation or feeling of something about to happen
sententious
concise and full meaning
sentiment
feeling or opinion
despotic
tyrannical, oppressive
gullible
easily deceived
guile
deceit
exonerate
free from blame
cliche
expression or idea that is stale from overuse
trite
uninteresting because of overuse
melancholy
sad, gloomy, depressed
choleric
easily angered, grouchy
phlegmatic
sluggish, not easily excited
sanguine
cheerful, confident
consensus
general agreement
dissension
strong disagreement
sensual
enjoying bodily pleasures
insensible
unable to feel
insensitivity
inability to be affect by
maverick
independent person
esoteric
known or understood only by a select few
undermine
weaken gradually
alleviate
relieve
bacchanal
wild, drunken party
hedonist
one who lives only for pleasure
nihilist
one who rejects all religious, moral and traditional calues
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
diatribe
violent, angry, bitter attack in words
tribulation
great suffering, misery or distress
avert
turn away
divert
distract
subvert
overthrow
revert
return to a former condition
vertigo
dizziness