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Solomon Vocabulary #8

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apocalypse (noun)
a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
citadel (noun)
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
credulous (adjective)
easily decieved; believeing too readily; gullible Antonym-incredulous
diffidence (adjective)
timidity, shyness; Antonym-outgoing or bold
exculpate (verb)
to clear from blame; prove innocent; Antonym-to condem
hyberbole (noun)
a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
inimical (adjective)
hostile, unfriendly; Antonym-amiable
lucid (adjective)
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; Antonym-incoherent
mutable (adjective)
open to or capable of change, fickle; Antonym-inflexible
riddled (adjective) (verb)
(often followed by 'with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes
surfeit (verb)
indulge (one's appetite) to satiety, excess
truncate (verb)
make shorter as if by cutting off
urbane (adj)
showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; sophisticated; Antonym-unkempt;
vex (verb)
cause annoyance in;, disturb the peace of mind of
vicarious (adjective)
enjoyed through imagined participation in another's experience