35 terms

Vocabulary 9


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myriad (adj. and n.)
countless; a very large number
Naïve (adj)
Innocent; not completely understanding
nauseate (v)
to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust
Negate (v)
To cancel the effect of; nullify
negligent (adj)
failing to take proper care in doing something.
Niche (noun)
A hollow area in a wall for holding a statue or urn; a crevice or recess
nonentity (n)
a person or thing of no importance
Nullify (v)
to counter; make unimportant
Oblique (adj)
slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
obliterate (v)
to destroy completely
oblivion (n)
condition of being forgotten or unknown; forgetfulness
obsess (v)
to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
opus (n)
a creative work, especially a numbered composition
ornate (adj)
elaborately decorated
ostracize (v)
to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent
oust (v)
to remove, drive out of a position or place
outlandish (adj)
bizarre, weird, unusual, strange (archaic: foreign, alien)
overbearing (adj.)
domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant
Pallid (adj)
parable (n)
a short story with a moral or religious theme
parry (v)
to deflect an attack
penal (adj)
having to do with punishment
perceptible (adj)
able to be seen or noticed
personable (adj.)
pleasing in appearance or personality, attractive
pert (adj.)
high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty
pertinent (adj)
perturb (v)
to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion
peruse (v)
to read carefully
Pithy (adj)
precise and brief
Languid (adj)
Lacking energy; weak
jeer (v)
to make fun of rudely or unkindly
Heresy (n)
The crime of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine
gossamer (adj)
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
mitigate (v)
to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
perceptive (adj)
having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation