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Vocab Lists #21+

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vapid
lacking significance or liveliness
repertoire
a stock of poems or songs or dances, etc. that one is
always prepared to perform
asinine
foolish and lacking intelligence
impediment
an obstacle in the way
amobrosia
food and drink of the gods
begrudge
to envy and regret the good fortune of someone else
chameleon
a lizard that can change skin color, often refers to people who change the way they behave depending upon who they are with at the
fractious
easily annoyed or irritated
ramshackle
in horrible condition
foolhardy
a disregard for danger or consequences
domicile
housing that someone is living in, home
swelter
uncomfortably hot
hone
to sharpen, improve, make more effective
foray
a sudden short attack, a raid
auspicious
favorable circumstances
apothecary
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs, a pharmacist
fraught
filled with
ambidextrous
equally skilled with each hand
undulate
moving in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
rankle
to make resentful or angry
encumber
to hold back, to hamper
cantankerous
stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
umbrage
annoyance, offense, displeasure
forthright
direct, straightforward
connive
to secretly cooperate with someone or something when you think others may disapprove of
venue
the scene of an event or action
skulk
to move around in a sneaky, stealthy manner
amble
walk leisurely
bode
indicate by signs that something is to come in the future (e.g. The weather forecast bodes well for the campers)
querulous
full of complaints
taut
pulled or drawn tightly (like the head of a drum)
uncouth
lacking refinement, clumsy, awkward
hilt
the handle of a weapon or tool
obfuscate
to confuse or bewilder
prowess
exceptional bravery, skill, strength (usually in battle)
denote
to indicate, or be a sign of
tirade
a prolonged, angry verbal outburst
perpetual
continual, lasting indefinitely
pert
lively, bold
nascent
at its beginning stages and ready to grow