50 terms

Gossip Girl Vocabulary

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Adulation
flattery or fawning praise
Bolster
to support something physical; to support a claim or idea
Capricious
impulsive or unpredictable; someone who frequently changes his or her mind
Congenial
pleasant or friendly
Contentious
argumentative or belligerent
Destitute
poor, impecunious
Disdain
utter scorn or contempt for someone or something
Disputatious
argumentative; contentious; given to debate
Dogmatic
overly authoritative
Dour
gloomy or sullen; bitter
Egregious
flagrant or especially bad
Entrenched
deeply established or settled
Equanimity
composure, especially in a stressful situation
Exculpate
to clear someone from guilt
Exonerate
to clear someone from guilt or blame
Facetious
humorous; saying something in a kidding or jocular manner
Fickle
inconsistent, constantly changing
Founder
to fail
Genteel
aristocratic; sophisticated or refined
Grandiloquent
using sophisticated language or "big words" in a show, pompous fashion
Grandiose
ludicrously grand; showy
Impeccable
flawless or perfect
Indifferent
ambivalent or apathetic
Insidious
something negative or harmful that develops in a hidden, gradual manner
Intermittent
occasional; ever so often
Lithe
flexible, graceful
Malaise
a feeling of mental or physical despair; a mild depression
Martyr
someone who sacrifices him or herself for a cause, often for religious or political reasons
Misanthropic
hating others or despising people in general
Miser
someone who has a Scrooge-like tendency to be cheap
Mishap
an unfortunate accident
Mitigate
to lessen the severity of something; to soften
Monotonous
boring or predictable
Munificent
generous and giving
Nominal
by name or title only; insignificant
Odious
contemptible or loathsome, worthy of hate
Opportunistic
ambitious in a greedy, selfish way
Patrician
an aristocrat; a person from high society or nobility
Pensive
contemplative or introspective
Philanthropy
generosity
Plight
a difficult or precarious situation
Polarize
to cause to split up; to break up into opposing factions
Pretentious
self-important; showy; pompous
Prodigious
in great quantity; abundant; amazing
Propensity
a strong preference
Propriety
proper behavior or decorum
Proscribe
to prohibit
Recalcitrant
stubborn, defiant
Relegate
to banish or exile someone to an unpleasant place; to lower someone's position
Sordid
vile, dirty, or filthy- in a figurative manner