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Vocab Final

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abashed
embarrassed, ashamed , or nonplussed
anguish
great mental suffering, distress, pain
bask
to be in, or expose onself to, pleasant warmth
finesse
delicate skill, tact and cleverness
forthright
frank, direct, straightforward
genial
cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
premonition
forewarning or foreboding of a future event
purge
to wash away impurites, clean up
repercussion
an effect or consequence of some action or event, result
scapegoat
a person or thing carrying the blame for others
acme
the highest point
belittle
to make something appear smaller than it is
convey
to transport; to transmit; to communicate; make known
excise
to remove by cutting;
haggard
thin, pale, and careworn as a result of suffering
jaunty
lively, easy, and carefree manner; smart or trim in appearance
menial
lowly; humble; lacking importance or dignity;
parry
to ward off, fend off, deflect evaid, avoid,
ravage
to destroy, lay waste, ruin,
tawdry
showy and flashy, but lacking in good taste
abut
to join at one end or be next to, to support to prop up
cryptic
puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
enmity
hatred, ill-will
fervent
very ernest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
gaunt
thin and bony; starved looking; bare, barren
nullify
to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
plummet
to plunge straight down
proxy
an agent, a substitute, a written permission allowing on person to act in another's place
rankle
to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness,
unflagging
tireless, continuing with vigor
apt
suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn,
bludgeon
a short club used as a weapon
defile
to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of
dire
dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come
disarming
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
accord
agreement, harmony; to agree, be in harmony or bring iinto harmony
barter
an exchange in trade, to exchange goods
curt
short, rudely brief
ferret
a kind af weasel; to search or hunt out; to torment badger
rue
to regret, be sorry for; a feeling of regret
scoff
to make fun of; to show contempt for
transition
a change from one state to another
trepidation
fear, fright, trembling
vex
to annoy, anger, exasperate; to confuse, baffle
whimsical
subject to odd ideas, notions, or fancies, playful, unpredictable
appease
to make calm, soothe, to relieve, satisfy, to yeild to
calamitous
causing great misfortune
delve
to dig, to search deeply and thoroughly into
judicious
using or showing good judgement, wise, sensible
milieu
the setting, surroundings, environment
overbearing
domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering predominant
pert
high-spirited; lively, bold, suacy, jaunty
quirk
a peculiar way of acting, a sudden twist or turn
shiftless
lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient
taint
a staint or spot, a mark of corruption or dishonor
crusade
a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; to campaign, work vigorously
mendicant
beggar; depending on begging for a living
nauseate
to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust
negate
to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
ruse
an action designed to confuse or mislead; a trick