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31 terms

vocab 7

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adage
n; a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
adjourn
v; close at the end of a session
admonish
v; warn strongly
adversary
n; someone who offers opposition
banal
adj; obvious and dull
beguile
v; attract
brevity
n; the attribute of being brief or fleeting
caprice
n; a sudden desire
chasm
n; a deep opening in the earth's surface
choleric
adj; quickly aroused to anger
contentious
adj; involving or likely to cause controversy
couplet
n; a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
dearth
n; an insufficient quantity or number
deluge
n; the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
despondent
adj; without or almost without hope
dexterity
n; adroitness in using the hands
ebullient
adj; joyously unrestrained
eminent
adj; of imposing height
emulate
v; compete with successfully
encompass
v; to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
entourage
n; the group following and attending to some important person
erudite
adj; having or showing profound knowledge
expunge
v; remove by erasing or crossing out
fauna
n; all the animal life in a particular region
felicity
n; pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
flippant
adj; showing inappropriate levity
futile
adj; unproductive of success
garrulouss
adj; full of trivial conversation
germinate
v; produce buds, branches, or germinate
germane
adj; relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
glib
adj; artfully persuasive in speech