25 terms

Mrs. Aalberg 2nd Quarter Vocabulary Set 1

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vitriolic
caustic or biting (such as vitriolic speech)
retrograde
decline; deteriorate
longevity
length of life
cryptic
hidden; occult; mysterious
vituperative
abusive in words; scolding
retrospective
looking back on things past; a reviewing of past events
lope
an easy, bounding gait (as of a wolf)
multifarious
having great variety
automaton
a mechanism that is self-ruling; a person who acts mechanically, seemingly without thought
vivacious
animated; gay; lively
intrigue
a secret scheme; a secret love affair OR accomplish by cheating, trickery; arouse the interest, desire, or curiosity of OR engage in secret schemes
explicit
distinctly stated; clear in language; free from all vagueness
cede
yield; give up; also, to transfer
stealthy
acting in a sly or secret manner; furtive
dauntless
bold, fearless
revelry
boisterous merrymaking
lout
a clownish, clumsy fellow
culinary
of or relating to the kitchen or cooking
autonomous
independent of all outside control; having right or power to rule itself
vociferous
making a loud outcry; loud and insistent so as to call attention
oncede
admit; acknowledge; yield
unprecedented
never done before; new
intercede
intervene between parties with intent to reconcile differences
cessation
the act of ceasing, discontinuing, or stopping
accessible
convenient; easy to get to