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Week 16 Redemption Quiz

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to lean over; tilt
lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
misnomer
wrong name; incorrect designation
martinet
rigid disciplinarian
munificient
very generous
obtuse
blunt; stupid
partisan
one-sided; prejudiced
parochial
provincial; narrow-sighted
polemical
aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
preclude
to make impossible
profligate
dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral
propitious
favorable; fortune
prosaic
dull and unimaginative
quandary
dilemma
recalcitrant
stubborn; obdurate; intractable
quiescent
at rest; dormant
tantamount
equal in effect or value
torpor
lethargy
venerable
respected because of age
sagacity
(n) ability to make good judgments; wisdom
deprecate
to deplore; express disapproval of
discursive
digressing; rambling
engender
to cause; produce; beget
epicure
connoisseur of food and drink
equanimity
composure; calmness of temperament
equivocal
dubious; intentionally misleading; ambiguous
expedient
pragmatic; realistic
extant
still in existence
florid
excessively ornate; flagrant; flower; reddish
galvanize
stimulate by shock; revitalize
germane
pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand
glib
fluent; facile; slick
hallowed
blessed; consecrated
impecunious
penniless; without money
incense
to enrage; infuriate
incidental
accidental; minor
incorrigible
uncorrectable
indubitable
unquestionable
inimical
mean; filled with animosity
insolvent
unable to pay one's debts
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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