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English Final Vocab

JAE flashcards for vocab for the final test
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discern
detect with the senses
feasible
capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
cessation
a stopping
assuaged
lessened, eased
grimace
a contorted facial expression
retaliated
returned like for like
chagrin
strong feelings of embarrassment
harbinger
an indication of the approach of something or someone
assiduously
with care and persistence
perpetrated
to be responsible for, commit
ornithologist
a zoologist who studies birds
antidote
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
levity
lightness of manner
prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
blithe
carefree and happy and lighthearted
oblivious
failing to keep in mind
plethora
extreme excess
parody
humorous or satirical mimicry
apogee
a final climactic stage
callow
lacking experience of life
flamboyant
richly and brilliantly colorful
acclamation
enthusiastic approval
despicable
morally reprehensible
demurred
to have objected to
reveries
daydreams
concise
expressing much in few words
arduous
difficult to accomplish
malign
speak unfavorably about
privation
act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
morose
showing a brooding ill humor
paradox
(logic) a self-contradiction
comprises
consists of, is composed of, includes
incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
unwonted
out of the ordinary
vituperation
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
tacit
indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
legacy
(law) a gift of personal property by will
paltry
contemptibly small in amount
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others
destitute
poor enough to need help from others
sedentary
used of persons or actions
subside
wear off or die down
ineptitude
unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
velocity
distance travelled per unit time
predilection
a predisposition in favor of something
harangue
a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
derisive
abusing vocally
protrudes
extend beyond or above a surface
precluded
Made impossible in advance
parsimonious
excessively unwilling to spend
abject
most unfortunate or miserable
maxim
a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
infirmary
a health facility where patients receive treatment
discern
detect with the senses
arrogant
having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
firebrand
someone who deliberately foments trouble
rampant
unrestrained and violent
askew
turned or twisted toward one side
derogatory
expressive of low opinion
synopsis
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
irascibility
a feeling of resentful anger
bludgeoned
force or bully someone into doing something; make one's way by brute force
murky
so shaded as to be dark or gloomy
incessant
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
caustic
any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
sinuous
curved or curving in and out
tirade
a speech of violent denunciation
ravenous
devouring or craving food in great quantities
dexterity
adroitness in using the hands
consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
restive
impatient especially under restriction or delay
torpid
slow and apathetic
impartiality
an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
tantalizing
very pleasantly inviting
trite
repeated too often
impetuous
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
tentative
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
discordant
not in agreement or harmony
unilateral
involving only one part or side
ludicrous
broadly or extravagantly humorous
tenacious
stubbornly unyielding
penurious
excessively unwilling to spend
infallible
incapable of failure or error
dormant
not active but capable of becoming active
ephemeral
enduring a very short time
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
placate
cause to be more favorably inclined
perpetual
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
benevolent
having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others
affluent
wealthy, having a great deal of money
aptitude
inherent ability
affectionate
having or displaying warmth or affection
cordially
in a hearty manner
deceptive
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
ferocity
the property of being wild or turbulent
sufficient
of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
obese
excessively fat
obtuse
slow to learn or understand
improvise
perform without preparation
exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
obnoxious
causing disapproval or protest
stereotyped
lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
irksome
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
gruesome
shockingly repellent
unparalleled
radically distinctive and without equal
frenetic
excessively agitated
excruciating
extremely painful
onerous
not easily borne
lethargic
deficient in alertness or activity
adamantly
inflexibly
corpulent
excessively fat
archaic
little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
implored
begged
egregious
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
clandestine
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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