60 terms

Vocabulary week of July 21

PSAT vocab
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cortege
funeral procession
coterie
close group of friends
countenance
the face; to permit
countermand
to cancel
corollary
a deduction; a result of
corona
bright circle
corroborate
to confirm
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
burgeon
to grow rapidly
burlesque
speech/action that treats a serious subject with ridicule
burnish
to polish
conversant
being familiar with
convivial
friendly
coquetry
flirtation
cornucopia
abundance
definitive
comprehensive
defray
to pay the cost of
deign
to lower oneself
default
to fail to pay or perform
deleterious
harmful
delineate
to describe
deluge
a flood
demoralize
to discourage
denigrate
to ruin one's reputation
denouement
outcome; result
depose
to remove from office
derelict
abandoned; a vagrant
deride
to ridicule
desiccate
to dry up
desist
to stop
despoil
to plunder
despot
a dictator
desultory
wandering; rambling
detente
a lessening of tension
diaphanous
transparent
diatribe
bitter criticism
dichotomy
division into two parts
dictum
a formal statement
didactive
instructive
diffident
modest
dilatory
slow in doing things
dilettente
one who is not an expert
din
loud noise
dint
force or power
disavow
to deny
disburse
to pay
discomfiture
confusion
discordant
harsh-sounding
discrete
separate
discursive
rambling
disparage
to belittle; to speak ill of
disseminate
to spread
dissent
disagreement
dissertation
a written essay
dissident
disagreeing
dissolute
immoral; unrestrained
dissonant
out of harmony
dissuade
to advise or urge against
distend
to expand; to swell
dither
confused