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30 terms

Vocabulary Power Plus Lesson 19-20

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mellifluous
having a rich, smoothly flowing sound
epicurean
taking pleasure in food and drink
oeuvre
the complete work of an artist, composer, or writer
arbiter
a person with the ability to resolve a disagreement; a judge
verdant
fresh and green, referring to plant life
vagary
unpredictable action or behavior
vacuous
lacking intelligence
attrition
a wearing down over time
archetype
a prototype or original model
approbation
formal approval of an act
burgeon
to grow, expand, or bloom
commensurate
an equal measure; corresponding in size and measurement
confluence
a meeting or gathering together
coup
a surprising, brilliant, and usually successful act
secular
not spiritual or religious; worldly
insouciant
not concerned; free from care
static
without force or movement; stationary
stipulate
to specify a required part of an agreement
zeitgeist
the general spirit of the time
proliferate
to grow or reproduce rapidly
tenet
a belief or principle held to be true
ruminate
to think deeply or repeatedly
vigilant
alert at all times; watchful
dissident
someone who disagrees
petulant
rude in speech or behavior; peevish
derivative
not the original; coming from another source
accolade
an award or honor
demur
to disapprove or to take exception
limpid
transparent; clear
invidious
tending to cause discontent, harm, or resentment; offensively unfair