vocabulary booster 13-18

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esoteric
hard to understand known only to a select few
eulogy
words of praise especially those given at a funeral
exacerbate
to make worse
expunge
to remove or cancel
extricate
to remove especially from a difficult position
facade
face of superficial appearance
fallacious
false or misleading
fallible
open to error
fastidious
paying close attention to detail
fatalist
one who believes that life is predetermined and shaped by fate
feign
to fake or pretend
fractious
tending to misbehave rowdy unruly
frenetic
marked by frenzy
frugal
interested in conserving money thrifty economical
garish
excessively bright or gaudy
genial
cheerful friendly kind
hackneyed
overused or unoriginal
harbinger
forerunner or something that comes before
hedonist
a person who pursued pleasure often to excess
impeccable
faultless or perfect
imperious
arrogant haughty or like an emperor
implicit
implied or not stated directly
impudence
rudeness
impunity
freedom from punishment
inane
stupid pointless or kind of insane
indigent
poor
innate
natural or inborn
indolent
lazy
infamous
famous for bad deeds notorious