20 terms

09-10 Unit 7

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allay
v. to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial
adj. beast-like; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
adj. festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
n. a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive group of people with a common interest
counterpart
n. a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur
(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection
effrontery
n. shameless boldness, impudence
embellish
v. to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
adj. lasting only a short time, short-lived
felicitous
adj. appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
furtive
adj. done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish
adj. glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in vulgar or offensive way
illusory
adj. misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent
adj. needy, impoverished
inordinate
adj. far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison
v. to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
misanthrope
n. a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
adj. very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
picayune
adj. of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment
n. clothing, garments