10 terms

unit 15 part 2

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impromptu
(adj., adv.) without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; (n.) an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
mawkish
(adj.) excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
mollify
(v.) to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
onus
(n.) something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
presentiment
(n.) a vague sense of approaching misfortune
profligate
(adj.) given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; (n.) a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
remit
(v.) to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
requisite
(adj.) needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
sartorial
(adj.) of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate