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Busta Vocabulary Midterm

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Profusely
Synonym- lavish, ample
POS- adv, adj
Giving or given freely and abundantly.
Reprimands
POS- noun, verb
A serve reproof or rebuke, esp. a formal one by a person in authority
Jovial
Synonym- merry, jolly
POS- adj
Caracterized by good cheer.
Paraphernalia
Synonym- accouterments
POS- noun
Personal belongings, the things used in a particular activity.
Perfunctory
Synonym- thoughtless
POS- adj
Performed merely as a routine duty.
Interminably
Synonym- unending
POS- adv, adj
Never ending.
Gravely
Synonym- staidly
POS- adv, adj
Seriously or solemnly in a heavy demeanor.
Petuantly
Synonym- peevishly
POS- adv, adj
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered.
Aspired
To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly.
pursue, strive
verb
Conduct
Personal behavior; way of acting; to lead.
demeanor, behavior, guide
noun/verb
Devise
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive.
prepare, plan
verb/noun
Discourses
Verbal expression in speech or writing.
noun
Encounter
A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief.
rendezvous, encounter
noun
Extremities
The outermost or farthest point or portion; a limb of a body.
border, boundary
noun
Fortnight
The space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
noun
Grudge
A feeling of ill will or resentment.
bitterness, spite
noun/adjective/verb
Haunt
To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being; To visit often; frequent.
frequent
verb
Loathsome
Causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive.
offensive, detestable, abhorrent
adjective
Meddle
To intrude into other people's affairs or business.
interfere
verb
Peppered
To sprinkle liberally; dot, to shower with bullets.
barrage
verb
Pernicious
Causing insidious harm or ruin.
detrimental, deleterious, baneful
adjective
Portentuos
Ominously significant or indicative, indicating hazard.
ominous, threatening
adjective
Rancor
Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will.
bitterness, spite, malevolence
noun
Retorts
To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner.
retaliation, back talk
verb/noun
Scathe
To attack with severe criticism, to hurt, harm, or injure, as by scorching.
criticize
verb
Simple
Unaffected; unassuming; modest; easy to understand, deal with, use.
modest
adjective
Warrant
Authorization, sanction, or justification, something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something; guarantee, pledge, or security; to give authority to; authorize.
warranty; permit, guarantee
noun/verb
Clamorous
A loud persistent outcry, as from a large number of people.
vociferous, loud
noun
Din
Loud confused noise.
clamor, uproar
noun
Perplexed
Bewildered, puzzled.
confound
adjective/noun
Stout
Portly, rotund; brave, courageous.
adjective/verb
Popous
Self important, ostentatious.
conceited
adjective
Credence
Giving belief to the truth of something.
credit
noun
Indignation
Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base.
righteous anger, wrath
noun
Vexed
Angered, annoyed.
irked
verb
Chargin
A feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.
vexation, shame, mortification
noun
Swaggering
Synonym- strutting
POS- verb
To walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air.
Raucous
Synonym- jarring
POS- adj
Rough sounding and harsh.
Insolently
Synonym- contemptuous
POS- adv, adj
Boldly rude and disrespectful.
Solemnly
Synonym- gravely
POS- adv
Somber and serious in mood.
Incredulously
Synonym- disbelievingly
POS- adv, adj
Doubtfully, skeptically.
Cynically
Synonym- pessimistically
POS- adv, adj
Distrusting the motives of others.
Apparation
Noun
A ghostly figure, unexpected sight.
Deleterious
Adjective
Synonym- dangerous
Having a harmful effect in a subtle and unexpected way.
Philoprogenitive
Adjective
Synonym- prolific
Producing many children or offspring, the loving and caring of children.
Lackadaisical
Adjective
Lacking spirit or interest in life.
Diatribe
Noun
A verbal attack or abuse piece of writing.
Christen
Verb
To name and dedicate as in cerimony.
Emit
Verb
To give out or send.
Reconnoiter
Verb
To survey, to get the lay out of the land.
Contignuos
Adjective
Touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence, sharing a boundary.
Somnolent
Adjective
Drowsy, sleepy
Sylvan
Adjective
Abounding in trees; a wooden area.
Peremptory
Adjective
Synonym- imperious
Firmly determined, dictatorial.
Decry
Verb
To condemn openly.
Collaborate
Verb
Synoym- to cooperate
To work together.
Proclitives
Noun
A natural disposition.
Calliope
Noun
A musical instrument with steam whistles and played with keys like an organ.
Silhouette
A two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configuration drawing, uniformly filled in black.
POS- noun
Titanic
Having great stature or enormous strength.
Synonym- huge
POS- adjective
Manifested
To show or demonstrate plainly.
Synonyms- distinct, unmistakable
POS- verb
Manipulated
To manage or influence skillfuly, esp. in an unfair manner.
Synonym- manuvered
POS- verb
Contemplating
To look at attentively and thoughtfully.
Synonyms- grazing, pondering
POS- verb
Glade
An open space in a forest.
POS- noun
Veldt
Any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa.
POS- noun
Insufferable
Difficult or impossible to endure.
Synonyms- intolerable, unbearable
POS- adjective
assiduous
constant in application or attention; diligent. adjective
assuage
To satisfy or appease, pacify, calm; comfort; verb
baneful
destructive; pernicious; malignant; adjective
benign
Of a kind and gentle disposition; adjective
blasphemy
a contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity; sacrilege; noun
circuitous
roundabout; not direct; adjective; circular, winding
deleterious
having a harmful affect; destructive; adjective
delusory
tending to deceive; fake, bogus, delusive; adjective
deportment
a manner of personal conduct; behavior, manners; noun
ebullition
the act, process or state of boiling or bubbling up; a sudden violent outburst or display; outbreak; noun
efficacy
power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness; noun
embalmed
1. to treat (a corpse) with preservatives in order to prevent decay 2. to protect from change or oblivion; verb
equanimity
the quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure; noun
erroneous
containing or derived from error; mistaken; ;inaccurate; adjective
grave
serious or solemn; serious; adjective
imbibe
to drink; verb
imbued
to inspire or influence thoroughly; to stain or dye; permeate; verb
impertinence
unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence; boldness; noun
imperturbable
unshakably calm and collected; composed; adjective
irrevocably
impossible to retract or revoke; assuredly; adverb
malice
a desire to harm others or to see others suffer; extreme ill will or spite; noun
pervading
to be present throughout; permeate; infuse; verb
pestilence
a usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague. a pernicious, evil influence; infestation; noun
recompense
to repay; compensation, as for an injury; reimburse; noun, verb
resplendent
splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant; dazzling; adjective
sagacity
the quality of being discerning, sound in judgment and farsighted; wisdom, cleverness; noun
sedulously
diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduously; adverb
torpid
inactive or sluggish; apathetic, lazy; adjective
vacuity
total absence of matter; emptiness; hollow; noun
vagaries
an extravagant or erratic notion or action; impulse; noun
verdure
the lush greenness of flourishing vegetation; noun