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20 terms

Vocab 9

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abate
(v.) become less, to deduct
adulation
(n.) praise that is excessive
anathema
(n.) a curse
astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty
avarice
a greedy desire
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame, guilty
dilatory
(adj.) late or tardy, procrastinate
egregious
(adj.) conspicuous, standing out, glaring
equivocate
(v.) deliberately ambiguous speaking
evanescent
(adj.) vanishing, fleeting, transient
irresolute
(adj.) hesitating, indecisive
nebulous
(adj.) cloudlike, vague, confused, hazy, fuzzy
novice
(n.) trainee, a beginner
penury
(n.) extreme poverty, insufficiency
pretentious
(adj.) done for show
recapitulate
(v.) to sum up, review, summarize
resuscitate
(v.) to revive, reactivate
slovenly
(adj.) untidy, dirty
supposition
(n.) assumption, hypothesis
torpid
(adj.) sluggish, dull