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Unit 7 Vocabulary

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allay
to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial
beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive group of people with a common interest
counterpart
a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur
to object or take exception to; an objection
effrontery
shameless boldness, impudence
embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
lasting only a short time, short lived
felicitous
appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
furtive
done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory
misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent
needy, impoverished
inordinate
far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison
to cast overboard, to get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
picayune
of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment
clothing, garments