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20 terms

English 24&25

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acrimonious
sharp or bitter in language or manner
anachronism
anything out of its proper historical or chronological time; the thing incorrectly placed; a person or idea considered as out of date
atrophy
to waste away; to wither; a wasting away, especially of a part or parts of the body
consternation
great fear or shock that leaves one confused and bewildered; great dismay
desist
to stop doing something; to cease; to abstain
enigma
a riddle or puzzle; something puzzling or unexplainable; a mystery
expound
to interpret; to set forth or explain in detail
loquacious
fond of talking; talkative
precursor
something or someone that goes before and indicates what is to follow; a forerunner; a predecessor as in office
voluminous
very large; capable of filling volumes
assiduous
careful and attentive; persevering
aver
to declare to be true; to state positively
cessation
a temporary or final ceasing; a pause or stop
equanimity
evenness of mind or temper; calmness; composure
denizen
an inhabitant; a person, a plant, or an animal at home in a particular region
iniquity
sin; wickedness; injustice
inordinate
much too great; excessive; immoderate
mercurial
unpredictably changeable; quick and changeable in character
pecuniary
concerning money; in the for of money
tenable
capable of being held or defended; defensible