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25 terms

Vocab Test #2

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abdicate
v. to cast off; to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function
antipathy
n. natural aversion or dislike; distaste
aversion
n. a strong dislike or disinclination
beguile
v. to lead by deception
chagrin
n. disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure
disquietude
n. a state of uneasiness or anxiety
desecrate
v. to violate the sanctity of; to treat disrespectfully, irreverently or outrageously
enigma
n. something hard to understand or explain
immerse
v. to engross, absorb
mollify
v. to soothe in temper or disposition
paradigm
n. an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype
archetype
n. a very typical example of a certain person or thing
reiterate
v. to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect
anachronism
n. a person or thing that is chronologically out of place; especially: one from a former age that is incongruous in the present
incongruous
adj. not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something
boor
n. a rude or insensitive person
digress
v. to turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument
flagrant
adj. conspicuously offensive; especially: so obviously inconsistent with what is right or proper as to appear to be a flouting of law or morality
flouting
v. openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention)
inundate
v. to overwhelm
obliterate
v. to remove from existence: destroy utterly all trace, indication, or significance of
revelry
n. noisy partying or merrymaking
surmise
v. to imagine or infer on slight grounds
transient
adj. passing; especially: quickly into and out of existence
vex
v. to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to