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Donovan AP Lang vocab, week 4

The fourth week's set of fifteen vocab words for Mrs. Donovan's AP Lang class. These are as close as possible to the definitions she gave in class, with leading indefinite articles elided and some internal inconsistencies fixed.
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germane
adj: relevant
hoary
adj: gray or white with age; ancient or stale
inimitable
adj: incomparable; impossible to imitate
licentious
adj: amoral or promiscuous
motley
adj: extremely varied or diverse; multicolored
noisome
adj: offensive and disgusting; stinking
olfactory
adj: pertaining to one's sense of smell
redress
v: to remedy or make amends for
reactionary
adj: characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative
sally
n: a sudden, rushing attack or a clever comeback
presage
v: to forecast or predict
opprobrious
adj: extremely critical; disgraceful
invidious
adj: causing envy or resentment; offensively harmful
trite
adj: lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant repetition
sardonic
adj: bitterly or scornfully mocking; cynical