Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 7-9

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allay
(V) calm, pacify, alleviate
bestial
(A) beast-like, beastly
convivial
(A) festive, sociable, merry
coterie
(N) close-knit group of people, clique
counterpart
(N) corresponding to a person or thing
demur
(V) to object, protest (N) an objection
effrontery
(N) shameless boldness, impudence, impertinence
embellish
(V) adorn, improve, decorate
ephemeral
(A) short-lived, transient, evanescent
felicitous
(A) good fortune, fortunate, happy
furtive
(A) sneaky, secret, covert
garnish
(A) tastelessly showy, overdecorated
illusory
(A) misleading, imaginary, deceptive
indigent
(A) impoverished, destitute, penniless
inordinate
(A) excessive, extravagant, too great
jettison
(V) cast overboard, get rid of
misanthrope
(N) person who hates people
pertinacious
(A) very persistent, stubborn, determined
picayune
(A) little value or importance, trifling
raiment
(N) clothing, garments
allege
(V) assert with proof
arrant
(A) blatant, trough-and-through
badinage
(N) banter, playful conversation
conciliate
(V) reconcile, appease, make consistent
countermand
(V) cancel or reverse a command or order
echelon
(N) one of a series of grades, ranks
exacerbate
(V) intensify, worsen
fatuous
(A) foolish, inane, vacuous
irrefutable
(A) indisputable, undeniable
juggernaut
(N) massive force, crushing
lackadaisical
(A) halfhearted, indifferent, lax
litany
(N) a prayer appealing to God, long list
macabre
(A) grisly, gruesome, grim
paucity
(N) scarcity, lack of
portend
(V) indicate beforehand, foretell
raze
(V) destroy completely, demolish
recant
(V) withdraw a statement
saturate
(V) soak thoroughly, drench
saturnine
(A) gloomy, morose, sluggish
slough
(V) to cast off, discard (N) mire
acclamation
(N) shout, ovation, cheering
bucolic
(A) countryside, pastoral, rustic
calumniate
(V) slander, accuse falsely, defame
chary
(A) extremely cautious, wary
collusion
(N) secret agreement, conspiracy
dilettante
(N) dabbler in the arts, amateur
imperturbable
(A) not easily excited, unexcitable
increment
(N) an increase, enlargement
mandate
(N) command, order (V) to command
paltry
(A) trifling, insignificant, trivial
paroxysm
(N) sudden outburst, spasm
pedantry
(N) pretentious display of knowledge, know-it-all, rigid attention to rules
peregrination
(N) excursion, journey, traveling
redolent
(A) fragrant, strong smelling
refulgent
(A) shining, radiant
shibboleth
(N) password, slogan, word expression
tyro
(N) beginner, novice, neophyte
unremitting
(A) incessant, unrelenting, not stopping
vacillate
(V) waver, fluctuate
vituperative
(A) harshly abusive, severely scolding