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Vocab Builder Course 5 Lessons 1-8

1-15 Synonyms for each vocabulary word 16-25 definition; make sentence
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pompous
puffed up with vanity
adjunct
something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
segregate
separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others
keen
intense
waspish
very irritable
adroit
skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
foible
small fault
nuance
a small detail
egocentric
self centered
juncture
a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
stark
absolute, providing no shelter or sustenance
aggregate
the total; together as a whole
injunction
a formal command or admonition
congregate
to come together or a group that has come together
cavalier
casual and offhand disregard; arrogant;
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
enjoin
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; prohibit
unpretentious
modest; not showy; simple
ebullient
enthusiastic
egregious
outstandingly bad
repertoire
a range of skills
legacy
an inheritance; something handed down from an ancestor or from the past
irrepressible
impossible to hold back or control
condescending
showing a snobbish or superior attitude
arcane
Known or understood by only a few
archives
a depository containing historical records and documents
circumscribe
restrict or confine
covert
secret or hidden
dispatch
an official report (usually sent in haste)
facility
a natural effortlessness
hone
to sharpen
incredulous
not disposed or willing to believe
polyglot
a person who speaks more than one language
surmount
to overcome, rise above
appease
To calm; to make satisfied
arbitration
settling a dispute by agreeing to accept the decision of an impartial outsider
attaché
member of the diplomatic staff of an ambassador or minister
conciliatory
making peace; attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill
consulate
diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of an ambassador
entente
an informal alliance between countries
placate
to make peaceful
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances
protocol
code of correct conduct
proxy
a person who has been authorized to act for another; authority to act for another
abjure
to renounce
conjure
evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
adjudicate
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
demagogue
an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience and uses it as a device to rise in power
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region
judicious
characterized by good judgment or sound thinking
jurisdiction
an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
jurisprudence
The science or philosophy of law
perjure
knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court
augur
to tell the future
bevy
a large group
careen
pitching dangerously to one side
gossamer
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
noxious
harmful; poisonous; lethal
palatable
acceptable to the taste or mind
tandem
one behind the other
adverse
unfavorable
averse
having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
flounder
behave awkwardly
founder
to sink
ingenious
showing inventiveness and skill
ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
persecute
to oppress
prosecute
bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
precede
to come before
proceed
to move forward
embody
to give definite or concrete form to
arrogant
feeling or showing an over bearing pride or self-importance; conceited;
haughty
having or showing great pride in oneself and scorn for others
junta
a group, usually made up of military officers, that rules a country after the overthrow of the government