25 terms

Into the Wild Vocab 2

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indolent
lazy
anachronistic
out of chronological order
ascetic
severe or strict in lifestyle
histrionic
overly dramatic or emotional
recondite
little known; obscure
banality
something boring or cliche
paucity or dearth
smallness of quantity
arcane
known or understood by only a few; mysterious or secret
mercurial
changeable; erratic
obsequious
extremely obedient or brown-nosing
sanctimonious
hypocritical in terms of religion; self-righteous
extemporaneous
without preparation; made for the occasion
lambaste
to reprimand harshly; censure
castigate
to punish or reprimand severely
pellucid
clear in meaning or style; translucent
demarcate
to mark off as a boundary
emanate
to flow out; send forth; emit
recumbent
lying down; inactive
rueful
causing or showing sorrow
bulwark
a wall or any protection against something
onerous
burdensome or extremely difficult
rumination
the act of thinking, pondering
ruminate
to think about
munificent
very generous
precarious
uncertain, risky, unstable