50 terms

Vocab 1-50

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abate
to lessen
affable
approachable
altercation
angry verbal dispute
animosity
hatred
avaricious
greedy
antecedent
preceding in time or order
aversion
feeling of intense dislike
capitulate
to surrender
circuitous
to go in a roundabout or indirect manner
commiserate
to sympathize with
consign
to entrust
corroborate
support with evidence
cynical
negative
diffidence
timid, lack of self confidence
efficacy
effectiveness
evanescence
lasting only a short time
exhort
to advise
expeditious
quick
expunge
to erase
fidelity
faithfulness to ones duties
gregarious
sociable
impeccable
flawless
incumbent
imposed as a duty
infallible
incapable of failing
insolent
boldly rude
inundate
to overwhelm
juncture
the act of joining
lethargy
sluggish
lucrative
profitable
luddite
someone who isn't technologically savvy
malign
to speak harmful truths about
malinger
to fake an illness in order to skip work
modicum
a small amount
ominous
menacing or threatening
penchant
strong liking for something
pernicious
causing harm, hurtful
perpetuate
to cause
pilfer
to steal a small item
render
to cause or become
ruminate
to reflect on something over and over
sagacity
wisdom
servile
a servant who is excessively submissive
stint
to restrict in amount or number
stolid
impassive, little emotion
trenchant
hard-hitting
ubiquitous
everywhere
vindictive
inclined to take revenge
vindicate
to clear from accusation
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
inscrutable
no easily understood, mysterious