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Vocab for Achievement third course 17-22

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arrogant
excessively and unpleasantly convinced of one's own personal importance
diffident
hesitant through lack of self confidence
egocentric
interested only in one's own activities or needs
esteem
favorable regard, respect
gloat
to feel or display triumphant, and often spiteful, satisfaction or delight
humility
the quality of being humble, freedom from false pride
modest
having or showing moderate estimation of one's own talents, abilities
pompous
characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance
swagger
to walk or conduct oneself in a conceited or boastful manner; strut
vaunt
to call attention to, often proudly or boastfully
appraisal
an evaluation or estimation of the nature quality or worth of something
base
mean or contemptible, shameful
candid
without pretense or reserve straightforward honesty
criterion
standard rule or test on which a judgement or decision can be based
legitimate
authentic genuine real
mediocre
of moderate to low quality, ordinary
meritorious
having superior value, deserving praise
subtle
not immediately obvious so slight as to be difficult to detect or analyze
truism
statement of obvious or self evident truth
validate
to confirm or support on a sound basis or authority verify
circumlocution
to use roundabout expression or wordy indirect language
discourse
verbal expression in form of speech or writing
euphemism
the act or example of substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is considered offensive
falter
to speak hesitatingly, stammer
literate
able to read and write, knowledgeable
prattle
to talk idly or meaninglessly, babble
raconteur
person who tells stories and anecdotes with skills and wit
reiterate
to say over again, repeat
utterance
the act of expressing vocally
verbose
using or containing an excessive number of words
ascribe
to regard or caused by, assign, attribute
circumscribe
to draw a line around, circle
inscribe
to write print carve or engrave words or letters into a surface
nondescript
lacking in distinctive or interesting qualities and therefore difficult to describe
prescribe
to order or recommend the use of a remedy or treatment
proscribe
to prohibit, forbid as harmful or unlawful
scripture
a sacred writing book
subscribe
to contact or receive and pay in advanced for something such as magazine or concert tickets
subscript
a distinguishing symbol such as a letter or numeral written below and to the right of letter or number as in mathematical expressions etc.
transcribe
to make a written or typewritten copy of as from notes
aficionado
an enthusiastic admirer, a fan (Arleen and Nikki used/now? with jonas brothers)
bonanza
source of wealth or luck
bravado
false bravery, swaggering courage
embargo
government order preventing or prohibiting trade with given nation
flotilla
small fleet i.e. small fleet of ships
hacienda
large estate ranch or plantation
junta
group of rulers, particularly one seizing power after overthrown government
peccadillo
small fault or transgression
peon
unskilled laborer, farm worker
renegade
traitor or outlaw, rebel
assert
to state or express positively, forcefully, or boldly
dauntless
not able to be discouraged or threatened
ferocity
savagery fierceness barbarity
flout
to show scorn or contempt for, defiance
headstrong
determined to have one's own way and to do as one pleases
incisive
sharp keen perceptive
outspoken
spoken without reserve, frank
temerity
foolish or heedless disregard of danger
vehement
showing intense emotion or passion
vibrant
pulsing with energy, vigorous lively