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Vocabulary Workshop Level G - Unit 7

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allay
to calm or pacify, set to rest, to lessen or relieve
bestial
beast like, beastly, brutal, subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
a circle of acquantinces, a close knit often exclusive group of people
counterpart
a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur
to object or take exception to, an objection
effrontery
a shameless boldness, impudence
embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up, improve by adding details
ephemeral
lasting only a short time, short-lived
felicitous
appropriate, well chosen, marked by well being or good fortune, happy
furtive
done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty, stolen
garish
glaring, tastelessly show or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory
misleading, deceptive
indigent
needy, impoverished
inordinate
far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison
to cast overboard
misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
very persistent, holding firmly to a course of action
picayune
of little value or importance, paltry, measly, concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment
clothing, garments
threshold
the brink
wraith
a ghostly apparition, specter