53 terms

Vocab Comp. 16-20

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Kibosh
nonsense
Impunity
exemption from punishment
Impute
to attribute or ascribe
Laconic
using a few words, expressing much in few words, concise
Vile
unpleasant, disgusting, miserable
interminable
frustrating as to seem endless
Nascent
just beginning to develop/emerge
Miscreant
someone who behaves dishonestly
Mutability
tending or likely to change
Oblique
not straightforward or direct
Obtuse
slow to understand/ perceive
Pedantic
too concerned with formal rules/ details
Perfunctory
done routinely
Precept
a guiding principle
Query
a request for information
Recur
to happen again/repeatedly
Revere
to treat with respect
Renege
to back on a commitment
Salubrious
beneficial to well-being
Secular
not controlled by spiritual matters
Solicitous
anxious or concerned
Stringent
strict, severe, or urgent
Sundry
various or diverse
Surly
rude or bad tempered
Tenacity
quality of being stubborn or persistent
Transient
not lasting or enduring
Ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere
Visage
facial shape or countenance
Writhe
to twist or squirm
Wry
misdirected in course or bent
Abomination
immoral, disgraceful, shameful
Adjuration
to command solemnly
Allot
to give as a share of what is available
Auspicious
promising well for the future/ good omens
Avarice
a strong desire to obtain money
Benevolent
showing kindness or goodwill
Blatant
intentionally offensive/ obvious
Brandish
to wave something about to threaten
Carnage
widespread and indiscriminate slaughter
Clemency
mercy or leniency
Colloquial
characteristic of spoken
commensurate
equal in size
deference
polite respect or submission
Denizen
resident or habitual visitor
Dissipate
to cause or disappear
Egregious
flagrant or offensive
Emaciated
extremely thin
Enervate
to weaken
enmity
extreme hatred
estrangement
to stop being affectionate or friendly
Purloin
to steal
Incorrigible
incapable of being corrected or reformed
Satiate
to satisfy fully or to gratify
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