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100 terms

Whittington Unit 8-14

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beget
to produce; to make happen
educe
to draw or bring out
glean
to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor
chafe
to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
effrontery
shameless boldness
imbibe
to drink
feign
to pretend
desist
to stop; discontinue
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
elite
best of a group
bilk
to cheat or swindle
homily
a sermon
demise
death; ceasing to exist
emit
to send out; to give forth
decadence
moral deterioration
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
granary
a storehouse for grain
choleric
easily angered
impede
to hinder, obstruct
qualm
a feeling of uneasiness
lampoon
a written satire
narcissistic
conceited
eradicate
to wipe out
fabricate
to concoct
ghastly
horrible; frightful
fallible
capable of error
blatant
obvious; too conspicuous
dawdle
to waste time
affiliate
an associate
fawn
to act slavishly submissive
calumny
a false and malicious accusation
berate
to scold
minion
a fawning, servile follower
desolate
lonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren
bane
the cause of ruin; death
pacify
to calm down
garble
to mix up or distort
prevaricate
to lie
filch
to steal
neophyte
a beginner
flagrant
glaringly bad; outrageous
patrician
an aristocrat
emissary
one sent on a special mission to represent others
kindred
having similar origin, or character
fracas
a loud quarrel or fight
lacerate
to tear
futile
useless
immaculate
spotless; perfect
gait
manner of walking
carp
to complain
query
to ask; inquire
queue
a line of people or vehicles
nefarious
notorious
genesis
beginning; origin
facade
a deceptive outward appearance
deluge
a flood
catholic
universal; wide-ranging
eerie
weird
martial
warlike; relating to the military
anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
careen
to swerve
aplomb
self-confidence
guile
slyness and cunning
modicum
a small amount
fester
to rot
languish
to become weak or feeble
pall
something that covers or conceals
havoc
great destruction
rancid
having a bad taste or smell; spoiled
holocaust
a great or complete destruction of life
embroil
to draw into a conflict
anachronism
something or someone existing outside of its proper time
denigrate
to attack the reputation of
humane
kind; compassionate
effusive
emotionally excessive
defunct
no longer in existence
lackey
a slavish follower
envisage
to form a mental picture
lament
to mourn
gape
to stare with an open mouth
impertinent
rude and disrespectful
haughty
arrogant; proud
nemesis
someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve
lethal
deadly; fatal
catalyst
a person, thing, or agent that speeds up or stimulates a reaction
jargon
vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people
judicious
showing sound judgement
foible
a minor weakness in character
benediction
the act of blessing
frivolous
trivial; silly
alacrity
liveliness; willingness; eagerness
deify
to make a god of
carnage
bloody and extensive slaughter
impel
push into motion
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone
harp
to persist in talking continuously
lateral
of or relating to the side
pallid
pale; faint in color
impetuous
acting suddenly without thought