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22 terms

English Vocab J

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Arbitrate
to serve as an impartial person to judge a dispute between two consenting parties
Asunder
into separate parts, apart
Bier
a stand on which a coffin in placed before burial
Braggart
someone who brags or boasts
Calamity
a disaster; an event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction
Circumspect
heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent
Connote
to suggest or imply in addition to a literal meaning or denotation
Consort
to keep the company of
Denote
indicate, signify, mean
Diffident
shy, timid, unconfident
Discourse
conversation, either written or spoken
Disposition
one's mood or temperament
Effeminate
feminine in manner, said of a male
Fickle
instable or changeable, esp. in affections
Garish
loud and flashy
Inundate
to cover with water, esp. flood water; to overwhelm
Mantle
a cloak or a cover
Rapier
a long, slender sword
Resolve
firmness of purpose; strength in one's decisions or opinions
Rouge
one who has separated from a group; a scoundrel or a rascal; one who is unprincipled, unreliable, or, perhaps, playfully mischievous; an organism that shows an undesirable variation from a standard
Slander
oral, false communication to hurt a person's reputation; vicious rumors
Usurer
one who loans money and charges excessive interest