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Vocabulary List 3

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ponderous
slow and clumsy because of great weight
discomfiture
frustration, disappointment
wallow
roll around in mud or water
beseech
ask urgently; beg
chasten
to correct; reprimand; shame into correct behaviour
pugnacious
quick to argue or fight
promontory
high point of land projecting into a body of water
commiserate
express sympathy for
ostentaciously
in a showy or vulgar manner
lavish
fancy; luxurious
cur
aggressive, undesirable dog
usurper
one who seizes power by force
paunch
large or protruding stomach
swagger
walk arrogantly
temporize
avoid making a decision to gain time
sullen
sulky ; gloomy
transfiguration
change in form or apperance
languish
to grow weak or feeble
phosphorecent
glowing ; emitting light
transcent
lasting only a short time