Vocab October 20

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Cinema
Movies; the motion picture industry
Despised
Looked down upon with contempt or disgust
Ebullient
Overflowing with enthusiasm
Parsimonious
Having qualities of stinginess
Raze
Utterly destroy by tearing down
Reticent
Inclined to be silent or secretive
Retire
Withdraw from active duty or business
Subversive
Undermining or having a willingness to sabotage
Tractable
Easily, led, taught, or controlled
Lapse
Slip; error; accidental mistake
Probe
Inquire into suspected illegal activity; investigate
Render
Hand down officially; deliver
Repast
Food for one occasion of eating
Replenish
Bring back to condition of being full
Suture
Strand or fiber used to sew parts of the body
Rejuvenated
Made young or youthful again
Scrutinize
Examine very closely
Supersede
Force out of use; displace
Unruffled
Not upset or agitated
Unwieldy
Cumbersome; unmanageable
Withdrawal
Departure from
Zany
Having the characteristics of a clown
Exhort
Advise strongly
Inane
Lacking significance or sense
Scuffle
Fight within closed quarters in a rough and confused manner
Surveillance
Close watch over a person, group or area
Tepid
Lukewarm
Wager
Risk something on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; bet
Wane
Decrease in power or size
Admonish
Warn gently or seriously
Ambrosial
Extremely pleasing to smell or taste
Decade
Period of ten years
Ephemeral
Lasting one day only
Gull
Cheat or deceive
Haggle
Dispute or argue over a price in a petty way
Immerse
Plunge or place into a liquid
Insomnia
Inability to sleep
Acquit
Relieve from an accusation; pronounce not guilty
Complex
Having varied, interrelated parts, and therefore hard to understand
Consign
Give, transfer, or deliver as if signing over
Effrontery
Shameless boldness
Excruciating
Causing great pain or anguish
Forbearance
Leniency or patience
Nettlesome
Causing annoyance or vexation
Oblivious
Unmindful or not aware
Prodigious
Extraordinary in amount or size
Ameliorate
Improve
Conserve
Keep from waste, loss or decay
Formerly
In an earlier period
Ignore
Refuse to take notice of
Impediment
Something that hinders or obstructs
Indolent
Lazy or lethargic
Intact
Untouched by anything that damages or diminishes
Invalid
Having no force or effect