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bmart121 vocab set

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intrusive
rude or inappropriate; uninvited
malevolence
disposition to do evil unto others
mien
one's manner; appearance
pathos
quality in something that arouses feelings of pity, sorrow, sympathy
pious
devout; religious
quaff
to drink heartily
requite
repay
addenda
something added, especially a supplement to a book
amorphous
without definite shape or type
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree
corroborate
to strengthen or support with evidence
expostulate
to dissuade or correct
libertine
one who acts without moral restraints
meretricious
attracting attention in a vulgar manner
pneumatic
relating to air or other gases
provincial
limited in perspective
redolent
suggestive
convivial
merry; festive
denizen
an inhabitant
erroneous
mistaken
innuendo
an insinuation
labyrinth
an intricate structure of interconnecting passages
nebulous
cloudy, misty or hazy; unclear
omnibus
a long motor vehicle for passengers
scrutiny
close observation
somnambulate
to walk in a sleep-like condition
traverse
to travel or pass across or over
acumen
keen insight
affront
an insult
ascertain
to perceive, learn
contiguous
connecting without a break
epigram
a short, witty poem expressing a single thought
extemporize
to perform without prior preparation
hauteur
haughtiness in attitude
peremptory
taking the place of
subterfuge
a deceptive strategy or device
supercilious
feeling or showing haughty disdain or contempt
fervent
ardent; passionate
fortnight
two weeks
languid
sluggish from fatigue or weakness
mutable
able to change
poignant
deeply affecting, moving
punctilious
eager to follow rules or conventions
reproach
to scold, disapprove
truculent
ready to fight; cruel
wistful
full of yearning; musingly sad
altruistic
truly generous; concerned with others, not self
bedlam
a place of noisy confusion
acrid
harsh; caustic; bitter
epoch
milestone; particular point in time