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Jessica12h: vocab1

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acrophobia
noun. an abnormal fear of heights
ad infinitum
adjective. without end, literally "to infinity"
bovine
adjective. dull, unresponsive, slow. literally "of or pertaining to cows"
bumptious
adjective. overbearing or crudely assertive, pushy.
charlatan
noun. a fake. someone who falsely claims to possess a given level of status, skills, or knowledge.
congenial
adjective. having similar habits or tastes, temperamentally suitable.
desideratum
noun. a thing to be desired.
diabolical
devilish, evil, wicked, cruel.
ecumenical
adjective. universal.
excoriate
verb. to denounce emphatically.
immolate
verb. to kill as if as a sacrifice, especially by fire.
maverick
noun. free and independent of outside association of contact. an independent minded person who resists the influence of a group.
monochromatic
adjective. of a single color.
nascent
adjective. emerging. refers to early stages of coming into existence.
opprobrium
noun. infamy, disgrace resulting from from shameful action.
petulant
adjective. impatiently peevish. showing great annoyance or irritation with minor problems.
primordial
adjective. original, at the very first position in a sequence.
renege
verb. to go back on one's word.
tertiary
adjective. third in succession.
umbrage
noun. resentful annoyance. an expression of irritation