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100 terms

Vocab unit 2

STUDY
PLAY
innumerable
countless
grippe
influenza
foils
swords
sadist
torturer
falsetto
high voice
exhibitionist
show-off
qualms
misgivings
unscrupulous
unprincipled
lavish
extravagant
pacifist
peace-lover
conscientious
aware; upright
incognito
with concealed identity
putrid
rotten
ostracized
shut off from the group
lagoon
small lake
liable
likely
rostrum
a platform used for public speaking
compulsory
mandatory
annex
an addition to a building
liberate
to grant freedom to
viselike
extremely tight
rile
stir to anger
halitosis
bad breath
burlesque
a stage show featuring crude humor
suave
smoothly agreeable or polite
brassy
loud and harsh
verification
proof
grools
witches
nonchalant
carefree, indifferent
spend thrift
person who wastes money
blase
bored, unimpressed
precision
mechanical exactness
inane
senseless; silly
foyer
entranceway
repulsive
disgusting
pedagogical
having to do with teaching
provocative
stirring up emotion
stenographer
secretary
reciprocal
shared by both sides
aristocratic
characterized by the upper class
adaptable
willing to conform or adjust
boisterous
rowdy; rough
humility
the equality or state of being humble
monotony
sameness
mutinous
rebellious; unruly
porous
permitting the passage of substances through pores; permeable
repulse
to repel or rebuff by rudeness
louse
to spoil; to botch
chiffonier
a tall, shallow piece of furniture
snub
to ignore
flitty
Unstable
adversity
misfortune
munificent
generous
odious
hateful
pervade
to pass through every part
destitute
poverty stricken
cull
to pick out or sort out from the rest
felicity
a state of well being or happiness
glutinous
sticky
hinder
to obstruct
abase
to degrade
effectual
efficient
flagrant
openly scandalous
habitual
according to the usual practice
importune
to harass with specific demands
lea
a field
listless
inattentive
migrant
wandering
nomadic
having no fixed abode
onerous
burdensome or oppressive
patter
to mumble something over and over
placid
serene
priggish
conceited
rankle
to irritate
sapient
possessing wisdom
seethe
to be violently excited
squabble
to quarrel
abominate
to hate violently
befog
to confuse
blithe
joyous
convoluted
intricate; twisted
grimace
a twisted facial expression
deftness
skillfulness
imperceptibly
in such a slight way as to be unnoticeable
reveling
taking great pleasure in
interminable
seemingly endless
doughty
brave; valiant
talisman
anything believed to have magical power
credulity
a tendency to believe too readily
prosaic
commonplace; ordinary
avaricious
greedy for riches
bibulous
given to drinking alcohol
fusillade
something that is like the rapid firing of many firearms
flout
to show contempt for
dilapidated
fallen into a shabby, neglected state
emaciated
abnormally thin due to starvation or illness
circumvent
to prevent from happening
grisly
horrifying; gruesome
subsidiary
secondary; supporting
pariah
a social outcast