20 terms

Vocab Quiz 13

paltry adj. - insignificant; worthless recalcitrant adj. - stubbornly defiant of authority or control; disobedient salutary adj. - healthful; remedial; curative tangible adj. - touchable; palpable uniform adj. - consistent; unchanging; the same for everyone venal adj. - capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt abhor v. - to hate very, very much; to detest belabor v. - to go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent candor n. - truthfulness; sincere honesty debilitate v. -…
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paltry
adj. - insignificant; worthless
recalcitrant
adj. - stubbornly defiant of authority or control; disobedient
salutary
adj. - healthful; remedial; curative
tangible
adj. - touchable; palpable
uniform
adj. - consistent; unchanging; the same for everyone
venal
adj. - capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt
abhor
v. - to hate very, very much; to detest
belabor
v. - to go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent
candor
n. - truthfulness; sincere honesty
debilitate
v. - to weaken; to cripple
efface
v. - to erase; to rub away the features of
farcical
adj. - absurd; ludicrous
grandiloquent
adj. - pompous; using a lot of big words to sound impressive
heresy
n. - any belief that is strongly opposed to establish beliefs
ignominy
n. - deep disgrace
languish
v. - to become weak; listless; depressed
malfeasance
n. - an illegal act, especially by a public official
nepotism
n. - showing favoritism to friends or family in business or politics
obscure
adj. - known; hard to understand; dark
panacea
n. - something that cures everything
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