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25 terms

Elite 301-325

Vocaublary
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derive
v. to obtain from a specified source
jaundice
n. prejudice; bias; a yellowish discoloration of the skin
eloquent
adj. articulate; convincing and effective in speech
onerous
adj. burdensome, hard to bear
stigma
n. a sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation
bilious
adj. bad-tempered; cross
culpable
adj. deserving blame or punishment
pilfer
v. to steal a small amount
rail
v. to speak bitterly or reproachfully
clandestine
adj. done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper
ulterior
adj. lying beyond what is evident, revealed or claimed
mire
n. a swamp or bog
vigorous
adj. energetic
indict
v. to formally accuse of criminal activity
mammoth
adj. very large; of clumsy or unwieldy size
scale
v. to climb
internecine
adj. pertaining to conflict within a group; mutually destructive
innovative
adj. marked by a new or unusual way of doing things
feisty
adj. irritable; quarrelsome; full of spirit
estuary
n. the part of a river that meets a sea
odyssey
n. a long, adventurous journey
niche
n. a place or situation suited for a person or thing; a recess in a wall
gratuitous
adj. unnecessary or inappropriate
saga
n. a long prose narrative, oft. telling of adventure or heroism; a long, detailed report
woebegone
adj. affected with great sadness, esp. as reflected in one's appearance