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10 terms

Vocabulary 6

Prep Amer Lit & Comp
aegis (EE jis)
(noun) protection, sponsorship [SYN: guardianship, support, patronage]
auspicious (aw SPISH us)
(adjective) favorable, promising a good outcome [SYN: promising, encouraging, propitious]
jaded (JAY did)
(adjective) wearied, dulled, or bored by having too much [SYN: sated, glutted, surfeited]
atone (uh TONE)
(verb) make up (for a wrong) [SYN: make amends, reparations, expiate (EK spee ate)
lewd (LOOD)
(adjective) obscene, indecent, lustful [SYN: vulgar, smutty, lascivious (luh SIV ee us)]
succinct (suk SINGT)
(adjective) briefly and clearly expressed [SYN: brief, concise, terse (TURS)]
prevaricate (prih VAR uh kate)
(verb) stray from the truth; mislead [SYN: lie, misinform, equivocate (ih KWIV uh kate)]
aloof (uh LOOF)
(adjective) reserved, detached, unconcerned [SYN: removed, unresponsive, indifferent (in DIF ur unt)]
jovial (JO vee ul)
(adjective) full of hearty humor and fun; jolly [SYN: merry, cheerful, jocular (JOCK yuh lur)]
saturnine (SAT ur nine)
(adjective) gloomy, grave [SYN: moody, sulky, morose (muh ROHS)

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