Vocab G Unit 7

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Allay
lay
(v) To calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
Bestial
bes
(adj) Beastlike; beastly, brutal; Subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
Convivial
viv
(adj) Festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Coterie
co
(n) A circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
Counterpart
count
(n) A person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
Demur
mur
(v) To object or take exception to; (n) an objection
Effrontery
fron
(n) Shameless boldness, impudence
Embellish
bel
(v) To decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Ephemeral
phem
(adj) Lasting only a short time, short-lived
Felicitous
lic
(adj) Appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
Furtive
fur
(adj) Done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
Garish
gar
(adj) Glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
Illusory
lu
(adj) Misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
Indigent
in
(adj) Needy, impoverished
Inordinate
or
(adj) Far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
Jettison
jet
(v) To cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
Misanthrope
mis
(n) A person who hates or despises people
Pertinacious
na
(adj) Very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
Picayune
yune
(adj) Of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
Raiment
ra
(n) Clothing, garments