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Unit 7 Level H Vocab

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abeyance
a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
ambivalent
having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something
beleaguer
to set pon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
carte blanche
cull freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
cataclysm
a sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge
debauch
to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation; an act or occasion of dissipation or vice
eclat
dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance (of performance or achievement)
fastidious
overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted
gambol
to j ump or skip about playfully
imbue
to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind
inchoate
just beginning; not fully shaped or formed
lampoon
a malicious satire; to satirize, ridicule
malleable
capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced
nemesis
an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
opt
to make a choice or decision
philistine
lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; such a person
picaresque
involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers
queasy
nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled
refractory
stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure
savoir-faire
the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence