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English 10 Vocab List 8 - Case

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transitory
(adj) tending to pass away; not persistant
tarry
(v) to delay
exhort
(v) to urge, advise, or caution earnestly
fortuitous
(adj) happening or produced by chance; accidental; lucky
meretricious
(adj) alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions
corrugate
(v) to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges
senile
(adj) of or belonging to old age or an aged person
vicarious
(adj) taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute
garrulous
(adj) excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters
trite
(adj) lacking in freshness or attractiveness
beleaguer
(v) to surround with military forces; to burden
euphemism
(n) substitution of a soft, vague expression for one thought to be offensive/blunt
illicit
(adj) forbidden by laws, rules, or custom; illegal
awry
(adv/adj) away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course
tantamount
(adj) equal in seriousness; virtually the same as
conglomerate
(n) a number of different things or parts that are put together to form a whole but remain distinct entities
emulate
(v) to match or surpass (a person or achievement) typically by immitation
implacable
(adj) unable to be placated; relentless, unstoppable
demure
(adj) (of a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy
tribulation
(n) a cause of great trouble or suffering
motley
(n/adj) diverse; being of different colors combined
rhapsodic
(adj) extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic
rapt
(adj) deeply engrossed/absorbed with emotion
indolent
(adj) wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy
vestige
(n) a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
importunate
(adj) urgent/persistent in solicitation; annoying
masticate
(v) to chew (food)
ineluctable
(adj) incapable of being evaded; inescapable
matriculate
(v) to enroll in school
imminent
(adj) likely to occur at any moment, impending
archetype
(n) a typical example of a certain person/thing
paragon
(n) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; an ideal instance
spinster
(n) a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying