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Writ Lit 2 vocab Semester 2

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Allocate
to set apart or designate for a special purpose
Ardent
very enthusiastic, impassioned
Assiduous
persistent, attentive, diligent
Brash
prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
Capricious
subject to whims or passing fancies
Chastise
to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
Copious
abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
Deviate
to turn aside; to stray from a norm; one who departs from a norm; differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
unnaturally thin
Exult
to rejoice greatly
gnarled
Knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
a payment for damage or loss
Inkling
a hint; a vague notion
Limpid
clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
Rancor
bitter resentment or ill-will
Sophomoric
immature and overconfident; conceited
Spontaneous
arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
animosity
strong dislike; bitter hostility
Apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
Apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
Commend
to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
Compatible
able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
Condolence
an expression of sympathy
Consecrate
to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
Decrepit
old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
Deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
Ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
Multifarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse
Obsolete
out-of-date, no longer in use
Omnivorous
eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
Parsimonious
stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
Quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt
Recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
Reprisal
An injury done in return for injury
Revel
to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration
Stultify
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
Suave
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
Acquiesce
to accept without protest; to agree or submit
Allure
to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
Askew
twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
Blithe
cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
Contentious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
Covet
to desire something belonging to another
Crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
Disheveled
rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
Exponent
one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
Garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperable
incapable of being overcome
Lamentable
to be regretted or pitied
Misnomer
an unsuitable or misleading name
Profess
to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
Respite
a period of relief or rest
Retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
Sinuous
winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
Sonorous
full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
Vanguard
the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
Wastrel
a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
Allude
to refer to casually or indirectly
Clairvoyant
supernaturally perceptive; one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
Conclusive
serving to settle an issue; final
Disreputable
not respectable, not esteemed
Endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
Exemplary
worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
Fathom
to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water
Guile
treacherous cunning, deceit
Integrity
honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
Itinerary
a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
Misconstrue
to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
Obnoxious
highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
Placate
to appease, soothe, pacify
Placid
calm, peaceful
Plagiarism
passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person
Potent
powerful; highly effective
Pretext
a false reason, deceptive excuse
Protrude
to stick out, thrust forth
Stark
harsh, unrelieved, desolate; utterly
Superficial
on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow