30 terms

1st Quarter Vocabulary Book

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retrospect
a review or reflection of past events
tawdry
cheap and gaudy in appearance; morally low or bad; tasteless
tenacious
persistent; determined
spendthrift
- someone who spends in a careless or wasteful way
- spending money wastefully
suave
behaving in a relaxed, confident and pleasant way in social situations; smooth
misanthropic
marked by hatred or content for humankind
eccentric
- odd or peculiar
- a person who looks or behaves in an odd manner
pinnacle
the highest point; the point of highest success or achievement
savvy
- having practical knowledge or understanding of something
- to understand
aghast
struck with terror, amazement or horror; shocked
complacent
satisfied with the way things are and not wanting to change them (even if they should be changed
digress
to drift away from main topic or subject in conversation or in writing
audacious
daring; recklessly brave
inquisitive
curious; asking a lot of questions, eager to learn
morose
very sad or unhappy; gloomy
incorrigible
unmanageable; unruly; not able to change
chronic
continuing or occurring repeatedly over a long period of time
affluent
wealthy; having an abundance of material possessions
destitute
extremely poor; lacking basic necessities
ponder
to think about or consider something carefully
Inane
Foolish, absurd or silly
Flagrant
Openly offensive; shocking
Wanton
Cruel and merciless; inhumane
Uncouth
Behaving in a rude or offensive way; not polite or socially acceptable
Aloof
Removed or distant either physically or emotionally; not getting involved
Gregarious
Sociable or outgoing
Intrepid
Brave, bold or fearless
Opulent
Luxurious; lavish; displaying wealth
Indigent
-Very poor or needy
-A very poor person
Procrastinate
To put off until the last minute
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