27 terms

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Fete
To honor with a banquet or feast
extant
Still in existence' not destroyed
Verdant
(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment
Acquiesce
To accept without protest; to agree or submit
Negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
Surfeit
Condition of being too fully over abundance
Laborious
Requiring mental or physical effort
Appalled
horrified, shocked
Vigilante
Someone who takes law enforcement into his or her own hands
Candid
Completely honest, straightforward
Jocular
Characterized by joking
Parvenu
Someone newly wealthy
Repartee
a quick, witty reply
Append
To add as a supplement; to attach
Malingered
To pretend to be sick in order to avoid something
Pejorative
Negative and critical; insulting
Apropos
With regard to
Elegy
a sad or mournful poem
Livid
furiously angry
Edification
Improvement or enlightenment
Impending
about to happen
Quintessential
The most typical, ideal, or important
Hoi Polloi
the common people, the masses
Peccadilloes
A small sin or fault
Synergy
The power that results from the combination of two or more forces
Ambiance
Mood, feeling; general atmosphere