15 terms

List 1 (WW Bk 7)

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asperity
(n) sharpness or harshness of manner;
(n) roughness of surface; unevenness
bane
(n) a person or thing that destroys or causes harm;
>> baneful (adj) causing destruction or ruin
buffoon
(n) a person who often makes attempts to be funny; a clown; a fool
doleful
(adj) mournful or full of sorrow; causing grief
extrovert
(n) a person whose attention is focuses on others and on what is going on around him or her, rather than on his or her own feelings
garish
(adj) excessively bright and flashy; tastelessly glaring
hierarchy
(n) a group or system in which positions of power are ranked, usually from lowest to highest
imbue
(v) to fill completely with a feeling or idea; to inspire
instigate
(v) to stir up or urge on; to provoke
penchant
(n) a strong attraction or leaning
rambunctious
(adj) behaving in a wild and unruly manner
repertoire
(n) the list of pieces an actor, musician, etc. is ready to perform; the skills or accomplishments of a person or group
rudiment
(n) basic principles or skills;
(n) an undeveloped or beginning stage
undermine
(v) to weaken or ruin by degrees;
(v) to attack by indirect, secret, or underhanded means
unremitting
(adj) not stopping or slowing down; constant