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100 terms

Sem 2 Vocab 1-100 BCP Smith

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Culpable
blameworthy
Acrimony
bitterness
Inculcate
to instill
Fiasco
a complete failure
Furtive
secretive
Loquacious
talkative
Compunction
guilt
Reiterated
said again, repeated
Regression
a going back
Concur
to agree
Distend
to stick out, to expand, to swell
Eccentric
a person that is perculiar or odd
Resolute
firm in believe
Rotund
round
Indefatigable
tireless, incapable of being worn out
futile
useless
commuted
to change to something less severe
inalienable
not subject to being taken away
refulgent
shining
subterfuge
trick
subversive
undermining or destructive
epigram
a short witty expression
succinct
brief or concise
succulent
juicy
imperative
of great importance
pungent
foul smelling
embellish
to enhance or exaggerate
apathy
a lack of interest or concern
contrite
sorry
incorrigible
not able to be saved, unredemable
Condoned
Overlooked; forgiven
Conduit
means of transmitting information
Conflagration
a raging fire
Eradicate
to wipe out
Endorse
give approval to
Confluence
a merging; a coming together
Inane
meaningless; pointless
Enhance
to make better
Reminiscent
reminding of the past
Incarcerate
to imprison
Hiatus
a break
Mendicant
a beggar
Deft
Highly skilled
Interminable
unending
Castigate
to scold
Avarice
greed
Anomaly
an irregularity, an abnormality
Reverie
a daydream
Lucid
mentally alert, rational
Ludicrous
absurd
Malign
to speak badly of
Writhe
to contort the body as in agony
Zenith
highest point, the peak
Destitute
poor
Apparition
a ghost or phantom
Cognizant
aware
Alleviate
to lesson
Dally
to waste time, loiter
Infirm
feeble or weak
Importune
to beg
Precluded
made impossible, prevented
Derogatory
belittling, dosparaging
Hamlet
small village
Trepidation
fear
Confound
to confuse
Recluse
a hermit
Redundant
already stated, repetitive
Sully
to tarnish
Ephemeral
short lived
Neophyte
a beginner
Petulant
Stubborn like a child
Coerce
to force or compel
Coalesce
to come together
Aberration
something not normal
Prone
having a tendency to do something
Bellicose
Hostile or warlike
Coagulate
to thicken or clot
Cloister
a secluded place
Juxtapose
to place close together
Germane
relevant
Lugubrious
sad or mornful
Mercurial
fickle, changing often
Mercenary
greedy, influenced by money
Conscript
someone who has been drafted or forced into service
Incontrovertible
not debatable
Fiscal
Pertaining to money
Erstwhile
former (used with negative things in the past)
Puerile
childish
Jettison
to throw overboard, to discard
Amorphous
shapeless
Amalgamate
to combine
Commiserate
to sympathize
Pensive
deeply in thought
cower
to shrink away in fear
Egregious
noticeably bad or flagrant
Sedentary
inactive
Truncated
shortened
Sinuous
bending in and out
Respite
a short break or rest
Capitulate
to surrender