50 terms

English Vocab

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Aloof
Apart; reserved
Extol
Praise; glorify
Facilitate
Help bring about; make less difficult
Lofty
Very high (describing desires and goals)
Inadvertant
Unintentional; as a resukt of oversight; careless
Mosaic
Picture made of colorful small inlaid tiles
nurture
Nourish; educate; foster
Polemical
Aggressive in verbal attack
Repudiate
Disown; disavow
Sanctiom
To penalize
Accolade
Award of merit
Nefarious
Very wicked
Intrepid
Fearless
Mundane
Boring
Jocular
Said and done in jest or humor
Undermine
Weaken
Remorse
Guilt
Garrulous
Talkative
Quiescence
Resting state
Prodigal
Wastefull; reckless with money
Disent
Disagree
Blighted
Impaired; suffering from a disease
Cursory
Casual
Ominous
Threatening
Abstract
Not concrete
Exemplary
Serving as a model
Ramble
Wander aimlessly
Listless
Lacking in spirit and energy
sychophant
Boothlicker; yes man
Munificent
Very generous
Threadbare
Worn through till the threads show
Concillatory
Soothing
Obliterate
Destroy completely
Antagonism
Actively expressed hostility
Viable
Practicle or workable
Servile
Slavish
Fallow
Plowed but not sowed
Elusive
Hard to grasp
Impeccable
Faultless
Raucous
Harsh and shrill
Pretentious
Attitude
Guerulous
Complaining
Satirical
Mocking, sarcastic
Opportunist
Taking advantage of someone's bad circumstance
Explicit
Totally clear; definite
Aversion
Firm dislike
Tirade
Extended scolding
Hedonist
One who thinks pleasure is the sole aim in life
Uniformity
Sameness
Illusory
Not real