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Ms. Long's vocabulary

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vehement
strongly emotional; intense or passionate
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
vacuous
devoid of significance or point
nebulous
vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
laudable
worthy of praise; commendable
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren
rancor/enmity
bitterness/hatred
meretricious
attractive in a cheap, flashy way
impetuous
rash, impulsive
conjure
evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
inert
unable to move or resist motion
lascivious
driven by lust
ameliorate
get better
effrontery
arrogant behavior that you have no right to
probity
complete and confirmed integrity
contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
unscrupulous
without scruples or principles
aloof
reserved, distant
superfluous
more than is needed, desired, or required
impunity
exemption from punishment or loss
intangible
incapable of being perceived by the senses
elude
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
adherent
someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
supplant
take the place or move into the position of
ephemeral
enduring a very short time
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
abate
become less in amount or intensity
erroneous
incorrect, containing mistakes
munificent
very generous
incredulity
doubt about the truth of something
eradicate
to wipe out; to destroy
imperiously
commandingly; arrogantly; dominantly
feigned
pretended or faked
supercilious
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
forlorn
marked by or showing hopelessness
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
languid
lacking spirit or liveliness