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mrs pierlott vocab enriched final

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gape
(n.)a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
reiterate
(v.)to say again, repeat
pliable
(adj.)easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
averse
(adj.)having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
extol
(v.)to praise highly
cursory
(adj.)hasty, not thorough
muse
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
esteem
(v.)to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement
venial
(adj.)easily excused; pardonable
augment
(v.)to make larger, increase
sojourn
(n.)a temporary stay
tentative
(adj.)experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
adroit
(adj.)skillful
duplicity
(n.)treachery, deceitfulness
skulk
(v.)to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
repose
(v.)to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
omniscient
(adj.)all-knowing
uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
revel
(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration
animosity
(n.)strong dislike; bitter hostility
nonchalant
(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
rancor
(adj.)bitter or ill-will
inopportune
(adj.)coming at a bad time; not appropriate
parsimonious
(adj.)stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
urbane
(adj.)refined in manner or style, suave
pungent
(adj.)causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
altruistic
(adj.)unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
verbatim
(adj.)word for word
compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
quintessence
(n.)the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
insidious
(adj.)intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
dearth
(n.)A lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
malevolent
(adj.)spiteful, showing ill will
supercilious
(adj.)proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
clemency
(n.)mercy
deride
(v.)To ridicule
allocate
(v.)to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
decrepit
(adj.)old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
indemnity
(n.) a payment for damage or loss
sophomoric
(adj.) Immature and overconfident; conceited.
reprehensible
(adj.)deserving blame or punishment
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic
assiduous
(adj.)hard-working
grimace
(n.)a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face
extirpate
(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
amend
to change in a formal way; to change for the better
apathy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
finite
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy
allure
(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
profess
(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
sinuous
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
stark
(adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv.) utterly
potent
(adj.) powerful; highly effective
placid
(adj.) calm, peaceful
obnoxious
(Adj.) Highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
warily
(adv.) cautiously, with great care
perpetuate
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting
invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent.
temerity
(n.) rashness, boldness
fallow
(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
waive
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
stultify
(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
plod
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
inter
(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
voluminous
(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
covet
(v.) to desire something belonging to another
respite
(n.) a period of relief or rest
wastrel
(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
protrude
(V.) To stick out, thrust forth
fathom
(v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n.) a measure of depth in water
endemic
(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
guile
(n.)treacherous cunning, deceit
opulent
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
craven
(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward
affiliated
(adj.) associated, connected