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115 terms

Vocab Final Exam 2

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inculcate
instill by repeated teaching (v)
prerogative
special right or power; a privilege (n)
vindication
the act of avenging; justification (n)
evanescent
disappearing like a vapor (adj)
Repression
the act of being held back (n)
oppression
dominate harshly; held by persecution
supernatural
beyond the observable world (adj)
paranormal
of physic phenomena (adj)
corporeal
Physical or material rather than spiritual (adj)
interfused
combined by mixing (adj)
sordid
Vulgar or corrupt (adj)
sinuous
Winding in or out; supple or graceful (adj)
intermitted
stopped at intervals (v)
arbiter
a judge or umpire (n)
blithe
Joyous (adj)
connoisseur
a person who is competent to pass judgement in an art (n)
convulsive
characterized by spasms (adj)
impetuous
characterized by sudden action (adj)
languor
lack of energy; tiredness (n)
potable
fit for drinking (adj)
sepulcher
a tomb (n)
sylvan
Of forest; wooded; covered in or full of trees (adj)
unpremeditated
not planned (adj)
verdurous
freshly green (adj)
vernal
pertaining to spring (adj)
visage
the face (n)
acquisition
the act of acquiring or gaining something (n)
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful (adj)
deliberated
carefully weighed or studied (adj)
garner
to gather or collect (v)
impede
obstruct; hinder (v)
indefatigable
untiring (adj)
interloper
one that intrudes in the affairs of others (n)
mandate
an authoritative command (n)
physiognomy
judging character from the face (n)
precipitous
extremely steep (adj)
repartee
a quick, witty reply (n)
requiem
a song of mourning (n)
waning
to decrease in strength and intensity (v)
affront
an offense to ones dignity (n or v)
allude
to refer to casually (v)
assent
to agree (v)
apathetic
not interested; having or showing little emotion (adj)
celerity
swiftness (n)
inscrutable
not easily understood; mysterious (adj)
munificence
extreme generosity (n)
officious
marked by forwardness; meddlesome (adj)
propensity
a natural inclination (n)
prostrate
to lay flat; lying flat (adj or v)
retrogression
the act of moving backwards; return to worse condition (n)
torpor
lethargic indifference; state of mental or motor inactivity (n)
unctuous
characterized by excessive piousness; fatty, oily (adj)
anonymity
the state of being unknown (n)
avant-garde
unorthodox or daring (n)
bedeviled
tormented maliciously (v)
coppice
a thicket of small trees or shrubs (n)
expatriates
those who have taken up residence in a foreign country (adj or n)
inanition
starvation (n)
lintel
horizontal; weight-bearing support above a door or window (n)
prelude
a preliminary to an action (n)
quorum
a chosen group (n)
severance
a breaking off (n)
sporadic
happening at irregular intervals (adj)
turbid
not clear; clouded (adj)
unplumbed
not explored in depth (adj)
burnished
to polished a surface by friction; polished (v)
dismantle
to take to pieces; divest (v)
homage
reverential regard (n)
ineffable
indescribable in words (adj)
languid
weak; listless, lacking in vigor (adj)
lissome
moving with graceful ease; limber (adj)
obsequiously
in an eagerly submissive way (adv)
pomp
vain display (n)
reiterate
to repeat (v)
supplication
an act of begging (n)
tumid
swollen (adj)
vile
morally despicable; repulsive (adj)
artifice
a trick or clever stratagem (n)
Deprecation
disapproval (n)
despotic
tyrannical; dictatorial (adj)
garrulous
talking a lot; pointlessly or annoyingly talkative (adj)
imperturbable
marked by extreme calmness; impassive (adj)
incarnate
to give bodily form to; made human (adj)
incessant
not stopping (adj)
iridescent
shining like a rainbow (adj)
overwrought
very nervous or excited (adj)
pervade
to be prevalent throughout (v)
sage
wise (adj)
uncanny
strange or mysterious (adj)
aperture
an opening (n)
arboreal
relating to trees (adj)
circumscribe
to limit; to draw a line around (v)
desuetude
state of disuse (n)
emanate
to issue forth (v)
laconic
using few words (adj)
parquet
patterned flooring (n)
passe
outmoded; out of date (adj)
perambulator
a baby carriage (n)
prosaic
lacking imagination; dull (adj)
spectral
ghostly (adj)
stint
limitation; restriction (n)
weal
a welt or bruise (n)
abstraction
something that cannot be perceived by the 5 senses; an idea or quality (n)
anachronism
someone or thing that seems to belong to a former time but not the present; out of proper time (n)
convivial
pleasant, friendly (adj)
encomium
text expressing high praise (n)
euphemism
weaker word or phrase used in place of another in order to be less offensive (n)
garish
too bright or showy; gaudy (adj)
hinterland
a region lying inland or remote from urban areas (n)
indomitable
not easily discouraged or defeated (adj)
inexorable
not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty (adj)
iniquity
wickedness; immorality (n)
perversity
stubborn determination to act in an inappropriate or unexpected way (n)
propound
propose; to put forward a suggestion (v)
vitiate
to corrupt or weaken (v)