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Vocab list 8

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trivial
of little value or importance
truncated
shorten (something)by cutting off the top or the end
venerated
regard with great respect; revere
vilify
speak o write about in an abusively disparaging manner
vindicated
clear of blame or suspicion
virtuoso
a person highlyskilled in music or another artistic pursuit
vitality
the state of being strong and active; energy
vocation
a strong feelings of suitability for a particular career or occupation
wary
feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problem
whimsical
playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
wily
skilled at gaining an advantage
assiduous
showing great care and perseverance
astute
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situation or people and turn this to one's advantage
brusque
abrupt or offhand in speech or manner
clandestine
kept or done secretively; especially because it is illicit
contemtuous
showing contempt; scornful
copious
abundant in supply or quantity
deleterious
causing harm or damage
dilatory
show to act
dilettante
a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge
disdain
the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt
disingenuous
not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does
egregious
outstandingly bad; shocking
equanimity
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper; especially in a difficult situation
equivocate
use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing onesself
fastidious
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
frenetic
fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way
hackneyed
lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite
enmity
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
disinterested
not influenced by considerations of personal advantage