31 terms

4th 9 weeks WOD test

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Dour
adjective
marked by sternness or harshness; forbidding
silently ill-humored; gloomy
Antiquated
adjective
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful
very old;aged
opulent
adjective
possessing or exhibiting great wealth
characterized by rich abundance
quandary
noun
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
grandiose
adjective
marked by greatness of scope or intent
demure
adjective
reserved, modest, and shy
winsome
adjective
charming, often in a childlike or naive way
insular
adjective
circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience
inept
adjective
not apt or fitting; inappropriate
displaying lack of judgement , sense or reason; foolish
bungling or clumsy; incompetent
incumbent
adjective
imposed as an obligation or a duty
lithe
adjective
readily bent; supple
marked by effortless grace
recapitulate
verb
to repeat in concise form
resplendent
adjective
splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant
culpable
adjective
deserving blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious
meritorious
adjective
deserving reward or praise; having merit
maelstrom
noun
a violent or turbulent situatuion
insatiable
adjective
impossible to satisfy
truncate
verb
to shorten by or as if cutting off
decorous
adjective
characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper
eminent
adjective
towering or standing out above others; prominent
succinct
adjective
concise and terse; a succinct reply
strident
adjective
loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant
vicissitude
noun
one of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often
preponderance
noun
superiority in weight, force, importance, or influence
egregious
adjective
conspicuously bad or offensive
antipathy
noun
a strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
obstinate
adjective
stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action; obdurate
copious
adjective
yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply
large in quantity; abundant
arbitrary
adjective
determined by chance,whim, or impulse
appease
verb
to bring peace or calm to; soothe
to satisfy or relieve
idolatrous
adjective
given to blind or excessive devotion to something