25 terms

Term 2 Final Vocabulary

STUDY
PLAY
Platitude
a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound. A trite idea.
Abominable
very unpleasant; disagreeable
Impetuous
characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
Presumptuous
unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
Camaraderie
the quality of affording easy familiarity and friendship
Indolence
inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
Vegetate
engage in passive relaxation
Entourage
the group following and attending to some important person
Askew
turned or twisted toward one side
Brusquely
quickly; abruptly, somewhat rudely
Exhaustive
thorough; comprehensive
Abstained
refrained, held back
Abated
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen
Panacea
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
Somnolent
inclined to or marked by drowsiness
Unremitting
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
Protracted
to draw out or lengthen, esp. in time; extend the duration of; prolong.
Indigenous
originating where it is found, native
Idylls
poems or prose compositions, usually describing pastoral scenes or events or any charmingly simple episode
Catharsis
the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art
Dissipated
scattered in various directions; dispersed
Sluice
a conduit that carries a rapid flow of water
Solstice
either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
Orient
determine one's position or direction with reference to another point
Oracular
obscurely prophetic