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MJ Test Prep Vocab

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castigate
to punish
chagrin
disappointment
chastise
punish, castigate, censure
Coalesce
come together,merge
Condone
forgive, overlook
Cryptic
mysterious, puzzling
defile
to sully, dirty, ruin, pollute
deleterious
hazardous
effrontery
nerve,gall,boldness
elaborate
detailed, careful, thoughtful
engender
create, produce
epicure
gourmet, one who enjoys food
frivolous
not serious
heresy
an opinion violently opposed to
impugn
to criticize or attack
innate
inherited, inborn
inscrutable
hard to understand
languid
slow, tired, lacking energy
lugubrious
extremely sad
neutral
unbiased, objective
nullify
to make unimportant
orthodox
generally accepted, conventional
paragon
model of excellence
parody
mockery
penurious
poor, indigent, unwilling to spend money
pious
deeply religious
preclude
make impossible, prevent
precocious
adult-like, advanced
proficient
capable, skillful
epitomize
typify
provincial
narrow- minded, unsophisticated
redundant
repetitive
relapse
slip back, lose ground
rescind
take back
sequester
isolate, separate
spurious
false, illegitimate
squalor
filth, neglect
stringent
strict, harsh, severe
tedious
boring
temerity
boldness
repugnant
incompatible, distasteful, invidious
uniform
without variety, constant
vehement
urgent, passionate
virulent
harmful, poisonous
zeal
enthusiasm
abashed
embarrassed
abrupt
sudden
animosity
hatred
appease
make peace with, satisfy
archetype
original pattern or model
atrophy
waste away
auspicious
favorable, looking up
aversion
dislike
capitulate
give in, surrender
clemency
leniency, especially in regards to punishment
deference
show of respect
denounce
publicly speak out against
dishearten
discouraged
dissent
disagreement
diverse
varied
docile
easily led, tractable
eloquent
fluent and graceful in speech
embellish
glorify, add to
espouse
support
exhaustive
thorough, complete
expunge
get rid of, remove
fanatic
one extremely devoted to a cause or idea
fastidious
hard to please, meticulous
fatuous
silly
forthright
straightforward
frugality
careful about spending money
furtive
secretive, stealthy
gullible
overly trusting, willing to believe anything
impartial
unbiased, neutral
incoherent
jumbled, impossible to understand
inevitable
unavoidable
innumerable
too many to number or count
irascible
irritable
laud
to praise
marred
bruised or damaged
myriad
many, great number of
obsolete
no longer in use
prosaic
uninspired
provocative
exciting, attracting attention
prudent
careful, cautious
refute
disprove
resignation
acceptance of a situation
stanza
a section of a poem
stolid
showing little emotion, passive
sublime
grand
superficial
on the surface, shallow
tentative
not final, uncertain
trivial
unimportant
vague
indistinct
voluntary
willing, unforced
abate
lessen in intensity
abstract
lacking substance, theoretical
alacrity
cheerful eagerness to respond
anonymity
lack of recognition
apprehensive
fearful, worried
arduous
requiring hard work
articulate
speaking clearly and well
aspiration
goal
banal
meaningless, dull
benign
not causing harm
candor
straightforwardness, frankness
censure
blame, criticize
cogent
powerfully convincing
concise
briefly stated
congenial
friendly, affable, amiable
debunk
to expose the sham of falseness
deplete
use up, reduce, lessen
desecrate
profane a holy place
disdain
scorn, dislike, abhor
dissemble
to hide or put on a false appearance
elusive
tough to catch
emendation
correction
enfranchise
to grant the rights of citizenship
extraneous
irrelevant
fallacious
false
flourish
prosper
gratuitous
unwarranted, free
harbinger
forerunner, a signal of
kinetic
having to do with motion, lively, active
latent
present but not visible or apparent
luminous
giving off light
malinger
to feign illness or injury to get out of work
manipulate
control shrewdly
maxim
fundamental principle
mediate
help settle the difference
narcissism
excessive love of self
opaque
impossible to see through
panacea
something that cures everything
paradigm
model or example
permeate
penetrate
poignant
extremely moving
prodigious
extraordinary in size
promulgate
declare publicly
provident
preparing for the future
querulous
complaining, whining
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient
redolent
fragrant
regress
revert back
remonstrate
to argue against
surrogate
substitute
tenable
defendable, valid
terminate
to end
touchstone
standard, a test of authenticity or quality
vilify
to speak as a villian