50 terms

Junior 3

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askance
with suspicion, mistrust, disapproval
portend
to foresee the feature
machination
crafty scheme, plots
efficacy
effectiveness
facade
superficial apperance, front of a building
importune
to beg for, ask earnestly
nadir
the lowest point, point of greatest despair
fetish
any object regarded with awe as being something holy / etc.
flaccid
soft and limp, not firm
bucolic
of or pertaining to rural life
languish
to lose vigor and vitality
oscillate
to vary or vacillate between different beliefs
nascent
beginning to exist or develop
subsist
to exist, remain alive
promulgate
to make official, open declaration
irrefutable
cannot be refuted
sporadic
happening at irregular intervals
burnish
to polish by friction, gloss, brightness
deign
to condescend, to think or in accordance with one's dignity
pariah
an outcast
affront
to offend one's dignity or self-respect
beatific
bestowing bliss, blissful, saintly, happiness
winnow
to blow upon, fan; to seprate or distinguish valuable and worthless parts
requite
to make repayment or return for
moribund
in a dying state; near death; not progressing
presage
a presentiment or foreboding, to foreshadow
raze
to tear down; demolish
vituperative
characterized by or of the nature of verbal abuse or castigatioin
chary
shy, timid, careful, cautious
allege
to assert without proof
restive
stubborn, restless, hard to control
reconnoiter
to inspect, observe, or survey
interpolate
to introduce between other things or parts new things
desiccate
to dry thoroughly; dry up; preserve food by removing moisture
espouse
to marry, to make one's own
unremitting
not slackening or abating; incessant
amenity
an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; any feature that provides comfort
litany
a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses in same number
sequester
to remove or separate
onerous
burdensome, oppressive
engender
to produce, cause, or give rise to
pedantry
the character, qualities of a pedant; excessively following to rules, showing off ones knowledge etc.
vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion
rebuff
a blunt or abrupt rejection
epicurean
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence, having a fine taste etc.
innate
existing in one from birth
cavil
tending to find faults
wizened
withered, shriveled
febrile
pertaining to or marked by fever
minutiae
precise details, small or trifiling matters