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Magoosh Basic Words 4

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Perennial
Lasting an indefinitely long time, Eternal
Empathy
An understanding of another's feelings
Whimsical
FANCIFUL; UNPREDICTABLE
Precedent
An example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Benign
Kind and gentle
Buck
resist
Grovel
to humble oneself in a demeaning way, show submission or fear
Glib
Ready and fluent in speech
Smattering
slight knowledge
Irresolute
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
Pertinent
Relevant, Suitable, To the point
Illicit
Illegal; not permitted
Egotist
a conceited and self-centered person
Cornucopia
an abundant supply of something good
Spurn
reject with contempt
Augment
to make larger, increase
Tumult
Noisy excitement; an uproar or disturbance, riot
Vacuous
Empty, Lacking intelligence, lacking ideas
Assail
To attack, Assualt
Altruism
Unselfish concern for others
Unruly
disobedient, Lawless
Debase
Degrade; lower in quality, value, rank, etc.; lower in moral quality
Elaborate
To explain in greater detail
Pristine
fresh and clean; uncorrupted, primitive
Genteel
refined; polite; aristocratic; affecting refinement, elegant
Urbane
Sophisticated, Elegant
Sentimental
emotional
Rankle
irritate, make angry
Commendable
praiseworthy
Facetious
HUMOROUS, jocular
Perpetuate
to cause to continue
Martial
Military
Credence
belief
Jargon
language used by special group
Genial
friendly; amiable; agreeable
Derisive
abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
Detrimental
harmful
Surly
rude and bad-tempered
Conducive
helpful
Fickle
Changeable
Uncompromising
not making concession
Contempt
Disdain, Scorn; Hatred
Banish
to drive away; to force to leave a place by official decree, exile
Euphoria
A FEELING OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, feeling of great elation
Lucid
Clear
Tawdry
cheap; of little value; gaudy
Inadvertant
unintentional; accidental
Assuage
To ease, lesser(pain)
Hamstrung
ineffective, powerless; disabled, crippled, lame
Impeccable
Faultless; Flawless