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25 terms

vocab words week 12

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abrogate
canceled, repealed, or annulled
accost
approach one with a greeting
adjudicate
settle, decide, or adjudge
ameliorate
help, better, or improve
antithesis
opposite or contrast
aquiline
curved or hawk-like
benignant
kindly or gracious
bland
mild, smooth, suave
cant
insincerity, meaningless phrases, or hypocrisy
chauvinism
fanatical pride or contempt of another group
contemporary
those of the same age
convivial
sociable, jovial, or companionable
corpulent
fat or obese
decadent
declining, decaying, or deteriorating
derision
scornful laughter, mockery, or ridicule
disconcerted
confused, taken by surprise, or embarrassed
effervescent
lively, bubbling, or vivacious
embroil
entangle, involve, or implicate
ennui
boredom, the blues, or melancholy
evanescent
passing or ephemeral
frugality
thrift or economy
heterogeneous
varied or dissimilar
ignominious
shameful, dishonorable, or despicable
incongruous
unsuitable or ill-assorted
insipid
uninteresting, dull, or vapid