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25 terms

English Vocab Set 2

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Chimerical
Absurd, unreal, wildly fanciful
Unkempt
Not properly cared for, neglected, untidy
Dolt
A dull, stupid person, blockhead, numbskull
Expatiate
Move about freely or at will, speak or write at length or in detail, enlarge upon
Fantastic
WIld and strange, very fanciful, very odd, irrational
Choleric
Easily made angry, irritable, wrathful
Unruly
Hard to control, unmanageable
Dormant
Sleeping, quiet as if asleep, inactive
Extirpate
Remove completely, destroy totally, eradicate
Fawning
Seeking favor or falttery, showing affection (especially a dog)
Churlish
Rude, surly, ungravious, grudging
Unseemly
Contrary to what is appropriate, improper
Jocose
Funny, humourous, being of the nature of a joke
Senility
old age, the weakness of old age
Repugnance
A strong dislike, distaste
Invulnerable
Not easily overcome, cannot be wounded or injured
Modicum
Small quantity
Condign
Deserved, worthy, fitting, appropriate
Laconic
Using few words, concise
Sententious
Full of meaning, saying much in few words
Impose
put a burden on, obtrude or force (oneself, for example) upon another/take advantage of something or someone (used with on or upon)
Component
One of the parts that make up a whole
Composite
Compound, made up of parts
Proponent
Supporter, favorer, advocate
Juxtaposition
side by side placement