30 terms

Lauren's Vocab

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Captious
tricky, faultfinding, ensnaring
Mercurial
eloquent; clever; shrewd; thievish; quick; quick-witted; volatile; changeable; tickle; etc.
Metamorphosis
change of form, any complete change in appearance
Metaphysical
abstract, subtle, far-fetched
Blanch
grow or becoming white or pale
Blatant
brawling, clamorous, noisy, bellowing sound
Lugubrious
mournful, often ridiculously sad
Mettle
courage, spirit, ardor
Macabre
gruesome, ghastly, horrible
Mince
spare, hold back
Minion
one highly favored or a servile dependent who does unquestioningly what he is told
Prodigal
wasteful, recklessly, extravagant
Capricious
subject to sudden, illogical change, or fantastic notion
Prodigious
marvelous, huge, extraordinary
Cincture
a surrounding border, something going around on object like a girdle or belt
Prototype
a form regarded as representative of a group, the original figure, model
Impious
irreverent, without piety, wicked
Incipience
beginning stage, first stage
Incontrovertible
cannot prove wrong, indisputable
Indigenous
native to, produced naturally
Incredulity
disbelief, skeptical, doubt
Conjugal
of marriage or the relation between husband and wife
Connived
cooperated secretly, schemed
Connoisseur
expert, competent to act as critical judge
Connote
suggest, imply, mean
Consanguinity
blood relationship, close relationship
Conscript
one forced into service, drafted
Biennial
every two years, event occurring once in every 2 years
Mercenary
acting merely for pay, one who is hired
Protract
draw out, prolong, extend