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Semester 2 Vocabulary

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curmudgeon
a bad-tempered person
sojourn
a temporary stay; to stay for a time
gregarious
outgoing; sociable
augment
to make larger, increase
insidious
advancing in a gradual way to cause harm
engender
to cause, to produce, to create
nuance
something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
covert
hidden; undercover; secret
renown
fame; honor; known by many
tangent
going off the main subject
kismet
destiny, fate
exonerate
to clear of blame
altruism
a concern for others; generosity
myopic
short-sighted; focusing on one small thing
galvanize
to excite or arouse action
gauche
lacking social graces; tactless
zenith
the highest point; peak
futile
useless; pointless
ruminate
think deeply about something
acrimony
ill-natured, bitter hostility
Solace
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
insipid
lacking taste or class
pedestrian (adj)
lacking inspiration; ordinary; dull
visceral
from the gut; instinctive
inept
having or showing no skill