30 terms

VPP chapters 5&6

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consternation
alarming dismay or concern
anomaly
a deviation from the norm; an odd or peculiar occurrence
vitriolic
harsh in tone; bitterly critical
preamble
a preliminary statement; an introduction
coterie
a small group of people who share interests and meet frequently
expiate
to make amends for
compendium
a list or collection of items
comprise
to include of consist of; contain
eidetic
pertaining to extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall
innocuous
harmless
foist
to pass off as genuine or valuable
plethora
an overabundance; excess
flippancy
disrespect
incongruous
incompatible; unsuitable for the situation
disconcert
to frustrate; confuse
sectarian
narrowly confined to a particular group
peregrination
travel by walking
accoutrement
an accessory item of dress or equipment
contrive
to plan cleverly; to devise
hubris
overbearing pride; arrogance
platitude
an obvious remark; a cliché
venerate
to respect or revere
scullion
a servant for menial tasks
quotidian
everyday; commonplace
prognosticate
to predict
antediluvian
extremely old; antiquated
stringent
restrictive; imposing demanding standards
haughty
condescendingly proud; arrogant
sanctimonious
showing false piety or righteousness
imbroglio
a difficult and embarrassing situation