Vocab G Unit 14

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Beatific
tif
(adj) Blissful; rendering or making blessed
Behemoth
he
(n) A creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
Blandishment
blan
(n, often pl) Anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
Cacophonous
coph
(adj) Harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
Chicanery
ca
(n) Trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
Consign
sign
(v) To give over to another's care, charge, or control' to entrust, deliver; to set apart for special use
Coup
(n) A highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
Euphemism
eu
(n) A mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitue
Febrile
feb
(adj) Feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
Gainsay
gain
(v) To deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
Imminent
im
(adj) About to happen, threatening
Innate
nate
(adj) Natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
Loath
(adj) Unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
Manifest
man
(adj) Clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n) a list of cargo and/or passengers
Minutiae
nu
(pl. n.) small or trivial details, trifling matters
Moratorium
tor
(n) A suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
Nostrum
nos
(n) An alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
Pariah
i
(n) One who is rejected by a social group or organization
Visionary
vis
(adj) Not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
Wizened
wiz
(adj, part) dry, shrunken and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)
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