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20 terms

Court Reporting Vocab Lesson 6

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acrimonious
BITTER : caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner
aegis
SPONSORSHIP : a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena : protection : controlling or conditioning influence
ambivalence
CONFUSION : simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
: continual fluctuation
brash
IMPUDENT : brittle : heedless of the consequences : audacious : done in haste without regard for consequences : rash
cajole
COAX : to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance : coax
: to obtain from someone by gentle persuasion
chagrin
DISMAY : disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure
eschew
AVOID : to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds : shun
exacerbate
WORSEN : to make more violent, bitter, or severe
illicite
UNLAWFUL : not permitted : unlawful
infatuate
ENCHANT : to cause to be foolish : deprive of sound judgment
: to inspire with a foolish or extravagant love or admiration
laden
BURDEN : to put a load or burden on or in : load
: to put or place as a load especially for shipment : ship
: to load heavily or oppressively
mundane
EVERYDAY : of, relating to, or characteristic of the world : characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary : commonplace
paucity
SHORTAGE : smallness of number : fewness
: smallness of quantity : dearth
perfunctory
CARELESS : characterized by routine or superficiality : mechanical
: lacking in interest or enthusiasm
proscribe
PROHIBIT : to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
: to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful : prohibit
rarefy
REFINE : to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense : to expand without the addition of matter
: to make more spiritual, refined, or abstruse
renascent
REAWAKENING : rising again into being or vigor
stoic
PATIENT : capitalized : a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law : one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain
stultify
CRIPPLE : to allege or prove to be of unsound mind and hence not responsible : to cause to appear or be stupid, foolish, or absurdly illogical
: to impair, invalidate, or make ineffective
: negate : to have a dulling or inhibiting effect
sully
TARNISH : to make soiled or tarnished : defile
: to damage or ruin the good quality of (something)