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APLANG vocabulary II

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resolute
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc. firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
undaunted
undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort.
intrepid
resolutely fearless; dauntless. brave, courageous, bold.
audacity
boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
restive
impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
fortitude
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.
brazen
shameless or impudent. to make brazen or bold.
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness. audacity, effrontery, foolhardiness. to lament loudly and shrilly.
iconoclastic
attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions. as being based on error, superstition, or lack of creativity.
cheeky
"impudent; insolent. saucy, audacious, bold. "
miasma
a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere. an unwholesome or oppressive atmosphere
automaton
a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
pomp
ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance. stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
egregious
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant. gross, outrageous, notorious
ululation
to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.
miniscule
very small. a lower-case letter
attenuate
to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value. to make thin; make slender or fine.
nugatory
of no real value; trifling; worthless. of no force or effect; ineffective; futile; vain.
recrudescent
breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.
sallow
of a sickly, yellowish color. bilious, jaundiced.
panache
a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair.
charisma
a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.
brio
vigor; vivacity.
elan
dash; impetuous ardor. ardor, ardour, zeal, dash, flair
esprit
sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence. spirit and liveliness, esp in wit
cachet
superior status; prestige. a distinguishing mark or feature
flair
a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack. smartness of style, manner.
raffish
mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.
rakish
smart; jaunty; dashing. sporting, dapper, debonair, breezy.
verve
enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work. vivaciousness; liveliness; animation