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37 terms

Janice Cumulative Vocabulary Study

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chagrin
embarrassment
smug
arrogant
revulsion
hatred
dilettante
amateur
sycophant
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
zealot
someone passionately devoted to a cause
caricature
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
adept
highly skilled
radiant
shining brightly
persistence
perseverance; steadfastness; determination
retaliation
revenge, punishment
heretical
contrary to church doctrine or accepted beliefs or standards (treason and sacrilege)
evident
capable of being seen or noticed
ambivalence
mixed feelings or emotions
demystify
clarify; free from mystery or obscurity
uneven
not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
harsh
extremely unkind or cruel
exploitation
Use or utilization, especially for profit
layperson
nonprofessional; ordinary person
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; like a traitor
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way
grim
harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
discipline
a branch of knowledge
prank
a playful trick or joke
ruse
a trick
feat
a notable achievement
repetitive
marked by tedious repetition
perplexity
confusion
astonishment
the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
reproach
a mild rebuke or criticism
raucous
unpleasantly loud and harsh
antagonist
opponent
legal
allowed by law
quantified
Measured
presumptive
having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
venerate
to honor, to revere