20 terms

Barron's 1100 Words Week 5

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rampant
going unchecked; widespread; running wild; unrestrained
inane
foolish; silly; empty of meaning or value
ethics
code of principles; moral philosophy
concur
agree (2 thoughts agree); happen simultaneously (2 events happen at the same time)
clandestine
secret; undercover; hidden
flagrant
outrageous; glaringly bad; extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
admonish
to warn; to reprove; to scold or warn
duress
Stress or pressure; compulsion; force
culprit
the guilty person; the one who commits a crime
inexorable
inflexible; unrelenting; cannot not be moved by persuasion
egregious
remarkably bad; outrageously bad
distraught
mentally confused; crazed; deeply disturbed; very troubled
duplicity
trickery; double dealing; tell one person one thing and tell another a different thing; cunning
acrimonious
bitter; stinging; caustic; angry; marked by strong resentment or cynicism
paucity
scarcity; a shortage or lack of quantity
elicit
to draw forth; to bring out a response; to bring out emotions, feelings, and responses
pernicious
harmful; causing injury; damaging
tolerate
to put up with; to bear
construe
to make sense of; to explain; to make deduction, to infer; to interpret
impunity
freedom from punishment; not punished; exempted from having a consequence