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150 terms

Vocabular 12-17 and 3-8

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obscure
unclear; hidden
superficial
shallow; sketchy
tertiary
of third importance
conspicuous
obvious; clear
nullify
to abolish; to negate
retort
reply
reverberate
echo
permeate
to spread or flow throughout
jubilant
joyous; happy
concise
short; brief
disparage
to belittle
ethics
morals
irrelevant
not pertinent
authoritarian
strict; dictatorial
malnutrition
lack of healthy nutrition
exonerate
to clear of wrongdoing
fabricate
to make up
bizarre
strange; fantastic
placate
to calm
unabated
never-ending
sedate
to compose
precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail
dubious
doubtful
venomous
poisonous
elapse
to pass
bristle
to anger
construe
to interpret
oratory
speech
implore
to beg
inhibition
restraint
fret
to worry
malady
illness
listless
spiritless
insurgent
rebel
whet
to sharpen
morose
sad
remote
distance
tinged
tinted
hypothetical
assumed
brash
impulsive; hasty
prelude
preface
preclude
to prevent
subordinate
of less importance
arbitrary
impetuous
doleful
sad
incoherent
unclear
falter
to halt
irate
anger
painstaking
careful
reprehensible
blameworthy
restrictive
limiting
convalesce
to recover
octogenarian
someone between 80 and 89
fitful
irregular
stereotype
generalization
respite
rest
stagnate
to stop developing
ascend
to climb
dregs
the least valuable part
intemperate
unwise
rampart
a defensive structure
retract
to pull back or in
pittance
small amount
eminent
famous
interrogate
to question
exploits
adventures
kindle
to light
clemency
mercy; forgiveness
pragmatic
practical
writhe
to twist
articulate
well-spoken
cant
vocabulary
immaterial
irrelevant
wince
to flinch
tALON
claw
engrossed
deeply involved
improvise
to make up on the spot
shun
to reject
subterranean
underground
profound
major
regatta
boat race
viable
capable of living
rail
to complain bitterly
impunity
immunity
prodigy
phenomenon
aspirant
candidate
flamboyant
showy
indigent
poor
opportune
favorable
succumb
to yield; to submit
alleviate
to ease the pain
analogous
similar in a way
dismantle
to take apart
distraught
trouble in a way; worried
dormant
inactive
mami
to cripple
meticulous
exact on details
murky
not clear
narcissism
self- love
squabble
to engage in a minor quarrel
animosity
hatred for something
anonymity
unknown
bibliophile
obsessed with books
ebb
to flow or fall back like tides
effervescent
lively
elusive
hard to capture
nemesis
rival
nepotism
favoritism shown by people in high places to relatives or close friends
nonchalant
carefree
solicitude
the state of showing concern
antagonism
the state of being opposed or hostile to another
ardent
passion
arid
dry
assuage
to ease
embellish
to dress up
engender
to give rise to
enigma
a mystery
menagerie
a zoo
nostalgia
a bittersweet longing for something
obliterate
to destroy
atrophy
the wasting away of the body
aversion
a strong despise for
equivocate
to speak ambiguously to mislead
esoteric
only understood by a group of people
eulogy
a speech written when somebody dies
obtrusive
intrusive
officious
annoying
onomatopoeia
using words that imitate the sound they denote
overt
not hidden
scrupulous
attentive to details
bedraggled
wet and messy
behoove
to be necessary
euphemism
an inoffensive term that replace an offensive one
evanescent
lasting only a short time
exacerbate
to aggravate
exemplary
worthy of imitation
opaque
not letting light pass through
opulent
having or showing great wealth
ornate
made with elaborate decorations
sequester
to separate
bequeath
to leave something in a will to another
blasphemous
disrespectful to God
fervor
passion
fledgling
a young, inexperienced person
forlorn
miserable; abandoned
occult
mysterious
parsimonious
tight with money
partisan
suporter
serene
calm
solemn
impressive