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46 terms

vocab 2

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enigma
puzzle, mystery
harbingers
indicators; bringers of warnings
labyrinthine
complicated; highly convoluted
nuzzle
cuddle, snuggle
plaudit
statement giving strong prause
reprehensible
shameful; very bad
tardy
slow, late, overdue, delayed
absolution
forgiveness, pardon, release
blatant
obvious
creditable
praiseworthy
ensconce
establish firmly in a position
hasten
hurry, accelerate, rush
laceration
a cut
obdurate
stubborn
plausible
can be believed; reasonable
reprieve
a respite; postponement of a sentence
tawdry
of little value, gaudy
abstain
desist; go without; withdraw
blighted
damaged, destroyed, ruined
credulous
gullible; ready to believe anything
enshroud
cover
haughtiness
arrogance, pride
lachrymose
tearful, sad
obfuscate
deliberately make something difficult to understand
plethora
an excess
repudiate
shun, eschew
tedium
boredom
abstemious
self denying, refraining from indulging
blithe
free-spirited, carefree
crepuscular
active at dawn and dusk
enunciation
clear pronunciation, articulation, accent
headstrong
stubborn, willfull
lackluster
dull, monotonous, bland
objective
unbiased, not subjecive
pliable
flexible, not stubborn
rescind
retract, repeal
temper
to moderate, soften
abstruse
difficult to understand, obscure
blunderbuss
1. ancient weapon 2. a clumsy person
cringe
recoil, flinch, shy away
envenom
to cause bitterness and bad feeling
hedonism
self indulgence, pleasure-seeking
laconic
using few words, brief, to the point
oblique
indirect, slanting
plumage
feathers of a bird
resignation
acceptance of fate