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40 terms

BrainChild Packet 1 Vocabulary

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abode
the place where one lives; home
accost
to approach and speak to (someone) in a challenging or aggressive way
affiliate
to bring or receive into close connection as a member or a branch
allegiance
devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause; the loyalty owed by a subject or person to a sovereign or government
apparition
an unusual or unexpected sight; a ghostly figure
atrophy
a wasting away or progressive decline; degeneration
cavalier
a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship
celestial
of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity; of or relating to the sky or visible heavens
commendation
an act entrusting for care, or recommending as worthy of confidence or notice
condone
to pardon or overlook voluntarily; especially to treat as if trivial, harmless, or of no importance
criterion
a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based
earnest
grave, important; characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind
ecstatic
one that is subject to a state of being beyond reason and self control or a state of overwhelming emotion; especially rapturous delight
entourage
one's attendants or associates; surroundings
exorbitant
exceeding in intensity, quality, amount, or size; not coming within the scope of the law
extravaganza
a lavish or spectacular show or event
finality
the character or condition of being final, settled, irrevocable, or complete; something final; especially a fundamental fact, action or belief
fluctuate
to shift back and forth uncertainly; to ebb and flow in waves
impede
to interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder
incapacitate
to make legally incapable or ineligible; to deprive of capacity or natural power; disable
incompetent
inadequate to or unsuitable for a particular purpose; not legally qualified
ineligible
not qualified for an office or position
insight
the power or act of seeing into a situation: penetration; the act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively
intelligible
capable of being understood or comprehended
leisure
freedom provided by stop activities, especially time free from work or duties
melodramatic
of, relating to, or characteristics of melodrama
a work (as a movie or play) characterized by extravagant theatricality and by the predominance of plot and physical action over characterization
myriad
a great number
innumerable
neglect
to give little attention or respect to: disregard, ignore; to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
paraphernalia
personal belongings, equipment, furnishings
pendant
an ornament (as on a necklace or on roofs and ceilings) allowed to hang free
precocious
exceptionally early in development or occurrence; exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
prestigious
having a commanding position in people's minds; having honor
robust
having or showing vigor, strength, firmness, or vigorous
sedentary
not migratory: settled; doing or requiring much sitting
serenade
a complimentary vocal or instrumental performance; especially one given outdoors at night for a woman being courted
to play or perform a serenade
shanty
a small crudely built dwelling or shelter usually of wood
tract
extent or lapse of time; an area of land; a system of body parts or organs
trite
hackneyed or boring from much use: not fresh or original
tycoon
a top leader (as in politics); a businessman of exceptional wealth and power
utopian
of, relating to, or having the characteristics of utopia, especially having impossibly idea conditions especially of social organization