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vocab alpha 3 pages beta 2 pages

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abasement
humiliation
alacrity
liveliness
arcane
mysterious
bane
cause of ruin
bolster
to support
caliber
degree of worth
chicanery
trickery
condolence
expression of sorrow
corrobate
to confirm
demur
to make objection
disgruntled
unhappy
elixir
remedy
excavate
make a hole
fetter
to confine
frowzy
dirty
glee
joy
humane
kind
inchoate
just beginning
iniquity
wickedness
jetsam
goods cast overboard to lighten a ship
lethargic
dull
manifest
evident
monolithic
unyielding
nullify
to make ineffective
paltry
trivial
perturbed
unsettled
precipitate
to bring about an action suddenly
provident
having foresight
rapport
a close relationship
repudiate
to reject
sardonic
mocking
smug
self satisfied
stringent
strict
tantamount
equivalent to
uncouth
crude
versatile
good at many things
zany
comical
acumen
mental keenness
antidote
a remedy
avarice
greed
besmirch
to make dirty
bungler
a clumsy one
cavalier
a casually indifferent person
commiseration
expressing pity
contentious
ready to argue
decried
denounce as faulty
dilettante
one who is not an expert
eclectic
selecting
erudite
scholarly
farcical
absurd
flout
to mock
gaudy
flashy
harrowing
upsetting
implicit
suggested, but not plainly expressed
ineluctable
inevitable
inundate
to flood
lackadaisical
uninterested
Machiavellian
deceitful
mettle
courage
neophyte
a beginner
opulence
luxury
peevish
hard to please
poltroon
a coward
profuse
abundant
quizzical
odd
regaled
entertained
rue
to regret
sierra
a chain of hills or mountains
squalid
filthy
surmise
to guess
travesty
an absurd or inadequate imitation
valiant
courageous
wary
cautious
abridgment
shortened
amicability
friendliness
asceticism
rigorous self-denial
beget
to produce
brisk
lively
capricious
impulsive
circumspect
cautious
cognizant
aware
culpable
blameworthy
desolate
lonely
doleful
sorrowful
emporium
one selling a great variety of articles
extirpate
to destroy
firebrand
one who stirs up a revolution
gaff
a hook
gregarious
sociable
imbecile
a blockhead
incriminate
to charge with a crime
insolvent
impoverished
jubiliation
celebration
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
melee
noisy fight
mountebank
a phony
obfuscate
to confuse
pariah
an outcast
pique
to irritate
prescience
knowledge of things before they happen
purvey
to furnish
recluse
hermit
retentive
having a good memory
secular
worldly
solvent
having ability to pay a debt
substantiate
to prove
tenuoius
slender
unhinging
to open wide
virile
masculine
abate
lessen
agitating
to move into violent, irregular motion
apprehensive
quick to learn or understand
avenue
means of access
bereave
be deprived of close relation
cavil at
make petty objections
complacent
pleased
conundrum
riddle
decoy
lure
despise
feel contempt
disparage
regard as being little worth
elocution
practice of oral delivery
epistles
written communication
fatalistic
acceptance of events as inevitable
forbearance
patient self-control
hackneyed
made commonplace
impugns
cast doubt upon
inducted
admit someone formally
interleaving
to insert something alternately (between pages of parts of)
laconic
using few words
malaise
general feeling of unease
munificence
very generous
ostentatious
pretentious, showy display
pensive
reflecting deep thought
platitudinous
state of being flat, dull
prescriptive
giving directions
pugnacious
eager to quarrel
redolent
strongly smelling of
reticence
reserve
servility
excessive willingness to serve
spawns
generate a large number
straitlaced
with strict moral
swindle
to obtain by fraud
traversed
travel across
urbanity
refinement of manner
virtuoso
a person highly skilled in music
abasement
humiliation
affable
polite; friendly
apparition
ghost or phantom
avenue
making progress
benign
gentle
cavalier
showing a lack of proper concern
communal
for common use
contiguous
touching; in contact
decimate
kill, destroy, or remove a large population of
deprecate
express disapproval of
dismantle
take to pieces
eliciting
draw out reaction or answer
epidemiologists
person studying epidemics
fastidious
very concerned about accuracy
forage
search for food
guru
a popular expert
impetuous
done quickly without thought
indomitability
that cannot be overcome
interceded
intervene
laclusted
not shining
magisterial
showing great authority
mundane
lacking interest or excitement
ostentatious
presentations
penitent
feeling sorrow for sin
platitude
dull remark
prescient
foreknowledge
puerile
immature
redemptive
save someone from evil
retentive
retaining impression
self-deprecating
undervaluing oneself
spate
sudden outpouring
stoic
person who can endure pain
susceptible to
easily influenced
travelogue
a film or book about the places visited
upheld
support something which has been questioned
vindication
justification