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Asher Lev Vocab

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apostate
(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
blasphemous
(adj) characterized by profanity or cursing
nuance
(noun) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
beneficent
(adj) doing good, or causing good to be done
queries
(noun) a question or inquiry
seminal
(adj) having possibilities of future development
fetid
(adj) having an offensive odor, stinking
frenetic
(adj) frantic, distraught, insane
perfunctorily
(adj) done routinely and with little interest or care
portly
(adj) corpulent, fat
tenuous
(adj) thin or slender in form, weak, unsubstantiated
temporal
(adj) pertaining to time, temporarily
gesticulate
(verb) to make or use gestures (in an animated matter)
traverse
(verb) to pass, move along through
sardonic
(adj) sarcasm
tenacious
(adj) stubborn, unyielding
docile
(adj) easily taught
prodigy
(noun) young person with extreme talent or skill. like a boss
pogrom
(noun) an organized massacre of Jews
sallow
(adj) of a sickly yellow color
degenerate
(verb) grow worse
retrospective
(adj) concerned with or related to the past
malevolent
(adj) wishing evil or harm to another, evil
strident
(adj) having a harsh sound or quality of character
boor
(adj) rude mannerly person, a peasant
circumspect
(adj) restrained, cautious
garish
(adj) excessively bright and elaborate, ostentatious
aesthetic
(adj) pertaining to beauty
bereaved
(adj) greatly saddened by the death of a loved one
banality
(noun) state of lacking force, originality, being trite
concierge
(noun) the doorkeeper, to the entrance
insatiable
(adj) incapable of being appeased
gendarme
(noun) soldier, police officer
tacit
(adj) unspoken, not expressed, silent