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English Final Vocab

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Acquiesce
Verb: consent, submit, give in
Complacent
Adjective: satisfied, unconcerned
Temerity
Noun: the quality of being confident and unafraid of danger or punishment especially in a way that seems rude or foolish
Unobtrusive
Adjective: discreet, inconspicuous
Elucidate
Verb: expound, clarify
Stealthy
Adjective: quiet and secret in order to avoid being noticed
Furtive
Adjective: shady, sneaky, sly
Recluse
Noun: hermit, withdrawn
Corroborate
Verb: authenticate, certify, substantiate
Aridity
Adjective: barrenness, fruitlessness
Sordid
Adjective: of a dull or muddy color, vile
Enunciate
Verb: to pronounce clearly
Congenital
Adjective: existing since birth
Impudent
Adjective: insolent, offensively rash, cocky, saucy
Drone
Noun: proceed in a dull or indifferent manner, parasite
Irascible
Adjective: snippy, testy, cranky
Acrimonious
Adjective: Angry and bitter
Unmitigated
Adjective: consummate, relentless, absolute, complete
Impertinence
Noun: the quality or state of being rude:
Succinct
Adjective: using few words to state or express an idea
Strident
Adjective: raucous, shrill, blatant, cacaphonic
Opaque
Adjective: obscure, murky, thickheaded
Effigy
Noun: representation of a hated person
Befoul
Verb: mire, sully, soil
Suffusion
Verb: to spread over or fill something
Inscrutable
Adjective: difficult to understand or interpret
Vicissitudes
Noun: the quality or state of being changeable
Cessation
Noun: A stopping of some action
Errant
Adjective: mischievous, naughty
Decorous
Adjective: genteel, proper
Bravado
Noun: false show of courage
Myopia
Noun: a condition of the eye that makes it difficult to see objects that are far away
Ebullience
Noun: the quality of being lively
Crestfallen
Adjective: despondent; forlorn, sad
Prefect
Noun: a student monitor
Ensconce
Verb: establish, shelter
Recrimination
Noun: retaliatory acccusation
Sinewy
Adjective: tough or strong
Corpulent
Adjective: fat
Cordon
Noun: a line of objects around a person or place
Vaunt
Verb: brag, boast
Cognizance
Noun: responsibility, acknowledgement, awareness
Scurrilous
Adjective: containing slander or abuse
Engender
Verb: to be the source or cause of something
Vessel
Noun: container, canal, ship
Eradicate
Verb: to remove something completely or to eliminate or destroy something harmful
Juggernaut
Noun: blitz, crusade, campaign
Mettle
Noun: strength of spirit, stamina
Tarry
Verb: wait, dwell, remain
Exacerbate
Verb: to make a bad situation, problem ect. worse
Choleric
Adjective: angry, irate
Mirth
Noun: joviality, cheerfulness
Surly
Adjective: rude and unfriendly
Capricious
Adjective: changeable, mercurial, fickle, unstable
Besmear
Verb: smear, anoint, daub
Prostration
Noun: complete physical or mental exhaustion
Confound
Verb: confuse, discombobulate, baffle, frustrate
Esoteric
Adjective: only taught to or understood by members of a special group, limited to a small number of people
Interpose
Verb: mediate, come inbetween
Vouchsafe
Verb: grant, condescend
Taper
Noun: gradual decrease
Extenuate
Verb: lessen seriousness, palliate
Infirmity
Noun: the condition of being feeble
Suffice
Verb: satisfy, supply
Cobbler
Noun: shoemaker
Vanquish
Verb: to defeat, pacify, conquer
Insurrection
Noun: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government
Unassailable
Adjective: not able to be doubted, attacked or questioned
Chafing
Verb: soreness or irritation
Peevish
Adjective: irascible, grumpy
Palter
Verb: to act insincerely or deceitfully
Levy
Noun: draft, assessment, duty
Semblance
Noun: likeness, countenance
Construe
Verb: to understand something in a particular way
Base
Noun: servile, low value and inferior properties, lacking higher qualities of spirit or mind
Bay
Noun: a garland or crown, the position of being held at a distance
Fray
Verb: to scare, disorderly, strain
Tempest
Noun: a violent storm
Constancy
Noun: staying the same, loyalty, stability, fidelity
Slighted
Adjective: treated with indifference, overlooked