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AOR English II H #1-5

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veritable
adj-genuine, real, authentic
aberrant
adj.-deviating from what is normal or expected
placate
verb-to soothe or pacify
nuance
noun- a subtle expression of meaning or quality
ostensible
adj.- apparent or supposed
fatuous
adj.-stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
corroborate
verb- to support with evidence
reticent
adj-silent, reserved; not eager
banal
adj-predictable, clichéd, boring
superfluous
adj-beyond what is necessary or desirable, needless
Coalesce
verb-to grow together to form a single whole; blend,
fortuitous
adj.-happening by chance, accidental; fortunate
ephemeral
adj. lasting a short time, fleeting, transient
gregarious
adj.-sociable, fond of being with others
insipid
adj.-lacking interest or flavor, dull, bland
parry
verb-to ward off or deflect, especially with a quick verbal response
probity
noun-complete honesty and integrity
repudiate
verb-to reject, or refuse to acknowledge
salient
adj.-prominent, of notable significance; most important
wraith
noun-ghost or specter; spirit of a living person seen just before his or her death
blithe
adj.-joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought
enigma
noun-a puzzling or contradictory person or situation
impervious
adj-impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
indolent
adj-habitually lazy, idle
judicious
adj-showing good judgment; sensible
mercurial
adj-unpredictable; clever but whimsical or erratic
perfidious
adj-willing to betray one's trust; deliberately deceitful
redress
noun or verb-relief from wrong or injury, compensation; the act of setting right or making amends
stigma
noun-a mark of shame or discredit; a mark or blot, as on one's reputation
venerable
adj-deserving of respect because of age, wisdom, character, or rank
inordinate
adj-not within reasonable limits; excessive
decorum
noun-dignified or proper behavior, speech, dress, etc.; propriety
exculpate
verb-to clear from blame; to prove innocent
impecunious
adj-poor, without money
prevaricate
verb: to lie or deviate from the truth
sycophant
noun: a self-serving flatterer; yes-man
magnanimous
adj-generous in forgiving, kind, not petty or resentful
cohesion
noun-act or state of sticking together; union/unity
luminous
adj-emitting light, shining, brilliant
anachronism
noun-error in chronology or time order; something not in its correct historical time
abscond
verb-to leave suddenly and secretly, usually to avoid capture. Often includes taking someone or something along.
denizen
noun-an inhabitant or resident
gamut
noun-the complete range or extent of something
impugn
verb-to challenge as false (another's words or motives); to cast doubt upon
panacea
noun-a remedy or solution for all ills or problems; cure-all
opulence
noun-wealth, riches, affluence; abundance
pusillanimous
adjective-lacking courage or resolve; cowardly, timid
umbrage
noun-offense, annoyance, displeasure
vestige
noun- a mark, trace, or remaining evidence of something that is there no longer
zephyr
noun- a gentle breeze; also something that is light, airy, insubstantial