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15 terms

Unit 1- College English Vocab

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abnegation
self denial, rejection
acquiesce
to agree to; give in to
acrimony
bitter, sharp animosity, especially in behavior or speech
acumen
mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
bedizen
To ornament or dress in a showy or gaudy manner
bucolic
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
caliber
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
charlatan
n. an imposter, a quack; someone who pretends to have knowledge or skills that he doesn't really possess
cohort
a company of companions or supporters
credulity
gullibility
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate
effusive
emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
enjoin
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
explicate
to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret