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45 terms

TRA English Review

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eccentric
strange
extricate
release from difficulty
Amorphous
lacking definite form
anomaly
deviation from the normal and common order
Redundant
exceeding what is necessary
Repatriate
to restore or return to the origin
revitalize
to give new life to
immutable
unchanging
inauspicious
unfavorable or bad
Incorrigible
bad beyond correction or reform
Indefatigable
incapable of being tired out
Intrepid
resolutely fearless
Inviolable
secure from destruction
Unflappable
not easily upset or refused
Unorthodox
uncommon in a belief, religion, or custom
Unscathed
unharmed
Unsubstantiated
not proven
Untenable
(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
Aberration
different than what is expected
Benefactor
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
Benign
kind and gentle
Malevolent
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
Supercilious
displaying arrogant pride
Miscreant
villainous
Amity
a state of friendship and cordiality
Egregious
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Diffident
lacking self-confidence
Perfidious
tending to betray
Elucidate
make free from confusion or ambiguity
Acrimonious
nasty in behavior or words
Acumen
ability to understand and reason
Exacerbate
make worse
Confluence
a flowing together
Implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
Acrid
harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
Furtive
secret and sly or sordid
Intransigent
refusing to compromise
Disconsolate
hopelessly unhappy
Exultant
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
Pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
Placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful
Anachronism
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
Perspicacity
ability to understand and listen
Impugn
challenge as false
Surreptitious
sneaky and secretive