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Nicar Pre-AP Semester 2 Vocab Odds

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Ablution
purifying with water; baptism
Adage
saying that is accepted by many as true or partially true; proverb
Ague
a fit of shivering, fever
Bucolic
relating to shepherds; pastoral
Cajole
to persuade by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
Capacious
capable of holding much; roomy
Cavort
to prance
Consternation
a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
Dichotomy
division into two parts, kinds, pairs
Ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement
Enigma
a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous
Explicate
explain
Fracas
a noisy quarrel; brawl
Impecunious
without money; penniless
Kismet
fate; destiny
Macerate
soften, separate, break up
Meritorious
praiseworthy
Mores
morally binding customs of a certain group
Peripatetic
itinerant, traveler
Polemic
controversial argument
Quotidian
ordinary, common, daily
Rapacious
greedy, predatory, pillaging for greed
Resurgent
rising or tending to rise again
Salient
prominent, conspicuous, or striking
Sectarian
member of a sect; of or pertaining to factions
Sycophant
a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence
Unkempt
crude, uncombed, ungroomed
Veracity
truthfulness
Wizened
withered; shriveled
Waft
to carry or be carried gently on or as if on the air or water