Encountered Terms I

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Execrable
Extremely bad or unpleasant
Approbation
An expression of approval or praise
Diffidence
Shyness; lack of confidence
Trepidation
Fear
Ebullient
Enthusiastic
Axiom
A universally recognized principle
Indemnify
Compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay
Underwrite
Agree to finance
Memorandum
A note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report
Protracted
Prolonged; lengthy
Verbose
Wordy
Delude
To deceive
Covet
To desire something belonging to another
Gull
Easily deceived; gullible
Adulterated
Render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one
Chary
Cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something
Appraised
Assess the value or quality of; set a price on, value
Reticent
Reserved
Hermetic
Tightly sealed
Sardonic
Cynical; scornfully mocking
Prescient
Having foreknowledge or foresight, seeing the future
Partisan
Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
Municipal
Pertaining to a city (or town) and its government
Eminent
Prominent, distinguished, of high rank
Surfeit
Excessive amount
Apex
The highest point
Paucity
Scarcity
Precocity
Intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
Belie
Contradict
Divulge
To tell, reveal; to make public
Reproach
To find fault with; blame; express disapproval of
Incorrigible
Incapable of being reformed
Hersey
Opinion contrary to popular belief
Grandiloquence
Pompous speech or expression
Debauchery
Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; corruption
Opprobrium
Public disgrace; harsh criticism or censure
Prattle
Talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way, babble; foolish or inconsequential talk
Hedonism
The pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence
Enervation
Weakness
Sabbatical
A period of paid leave granted to a college teacher for study or travel, traditionally every seventh year
Pugnacity
Combativeness; disposition to fight
Bellicosity
Inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious
Vitiate
To impair the quality of, corrupt morally
Tantalize
To tease, torment by teasing
Gentrifying
To raise to higher status
Prodigality
Extravagance
Orator
Public speaker
Copious
Abundant; plentiful
Prolific
Abundantly productive
Eclectic
Selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Calamity
An event with disastrous consequences
Expediency
The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience
Regency
A government or period of time in which a regent rules in place of a king or queen
Sovereignty
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states