18 terms

APLC Vocal Test 6

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prolix
Excessively long and wordy (of a person, piece of writing, etc.)
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away from
mawkish
characterized by sick sentimentality
hiatus
(n.) - an interruption in continuity, a break;
a gap, opening, break;
a break or vacation
elusion
Evasion.
extol
to praise highly
arbiter
Judge, umpire, person empowered to decide matters at hand
jeremiad
an elaborate or prolonged lamentation; any tale of woe
baleful
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
cabal
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
bric-a-brac
miscellaneous objects and ornaments of little value
didactic
instructive, designed to teach
arboreal
(adj.) of or relating to trees (Leaves, roots, and bark are a few arboreal traits.)
choleric
hot-tempered, easily angered
browbeat
to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
buttress
support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
cadaverous
of or like a corpse; pale, gaunt, thin
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises