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15 terms

Vocab 14

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antipathy
1. obsolete; opposition in feeling
2 settled aversion or dislike
bizarre
1. strikingly out of the ordinary
2. odd, extravagant, or eccentric in style or mode
congeal
1. to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
2 to make viscid or curdled
dolt
1. a stupid person
extirpate
1. to destroy completely; wipe out
2. to pull up by the root
3. to cut out by surgery
gratuitous
1. given unearned or without recompense
2. not involving a return benefit, compensation, or consideration
3. costing nothing : free
4. not called for by the circumstances : unwarranted
inclement
1. lacking mildness: as
2. archaic; severe in temper or action; unmerciful
3. physically severe; stormy
lambent
1. playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering
2 softly bright or radiant
3 marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression
mundane
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the world
2 characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary; commonplace
panacea
1. a remedy for all ills or difficulties; cure-all
prodigious
1. obsolete; being an omen
2. exciting amazement or wonder
3. extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree; enormous
reprehensible
1. deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy
sinecure
1. an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
2. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
tenuous
1. thin or slender in form, as a thread.
2. lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak
verdant
1. green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass
2. of the color green
3. inexperienced; unsophisticated