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20 terms

A Separate Peace List 2

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proviso
A clause in a document making a qualification, condition, or restriction
accolade
award of merit; strong praise and approval
austere
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
aesthete
one who cultivates an appreciation for the beauty of art and nature
furlough
a leave of absence from duty granted especially to a soldier
incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical
rueful
regretful or sorrowful
urbane
Refined in manner or style- worldly & sophisticated
incarnate
possessing or existing in bodily form
obstinate
stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
languid
lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
precarious
dangerously insecure
bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
parry
to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
salient
prominent; pointing outward
turbid
muddy, having the sediment stirred up
latent
potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
contretemps
an embarrassing incident
multifarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse
guileful
deceitful; tricky