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118 terms

Mark 1 Vocab List

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admonition
mild censure, warning or advice
aversion
intense dislike
affront
to offend by a show of disrespect
chagrin
to vex/annoy by disappointment or humiliation
confound
to perplex, amaze or confuse
disconcerted
perturbed; upset
disdain
to regard or treat with haughty contempt
importune
to annoy
nonchalance
casual lack of concern
petulance
a state of being moved to or showing sudden , impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
succumb
to yield or submit to an overwhelming force or desire
amelioration
the act of trying to improve something; improvement
brook
to bear, suffer, tolerate
contrite
overcome by a sense of guilt and desirous of atonement
ephemeral
lasting for a brief time; short-lived; transitory
expiate
to make atonement for; to repent
pious
devout (in terms of religion); commendable, worthy
reverence
a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe
reverie
a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing
venerable
commanding respect or interest because of great age
alacrity
cheerful readiness
altruism
generosity towards mankind
auspicious
favorable in the future
benevolent
desiring to do good for others
ebullient
cheerful, enthusiastic
éclat
great brilliance, as of performance or achievement
effervescent
bubbly, enthusiastic
euphoric
deliriously happy
fortuitous
lucky; fortunate; happening by fortunate chance
laudable
deserving praise
piquant
appealingly provocative
poignant
emotional, touching
pulchritude
physical beauty; comeliness
sanguine
1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident; 2. bloody
adroit
cleverly skillful or resourceful
amenable
agreeable
apotheosis
the glorification of a person or principle as an ideal
benign
kind, harmless
blithe
joyous, merry, carefree
decorum
proper behavior
fecund
fruitful, very productive or creative intellectually
idyllic
charmingly simple or poetic; peaceful
paean
song of praise, joy or triumph
propitious
presenting favorable conditions; favorably disposed
salubrious
favorable to or promoting health
serendipity
an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident; fortunate accident
affable
pleasantly easy to talk to; showing warmth and friendliness
amiable
characterized by goodwill; friendly
camaraderie
friendship; good-fellowship
convivial
fond of feasting, drinking, and companionship
cordial
courteous; gracious
genial
sympathetically cheerful
gregarious
sociable; fond of the company of others
adversary
an opponent or foe (an enemy who fights continuously and relentlessly)
alienation
removed or isolated from a group
antagonist
an opponent (one who, in hostile spirit, opposes another)
inimical
unfriendly, hostile
ostracize
to exclude, by general consent, from society, privileges, etc.; to banish
pariah
an outcast
Schadenfreude
taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune
aesthete
a lover of art
anachronism
a person or object that is chronologically out of place
audacity
boldness, with confident/arrogant disregard for personal safety
beguile
to influence by cunning; to charm or divert
clandestine
secretive
dilettante
a person who takes up an art, activity or subject purely for amusement; a dabbler
epicure
a person who cultivates a refined taste in food, art, music, etc.
furtive
sneaky; stealthy
hedonist
lover of pleasure
intrepid
fearless
maverick
a person who takes an independent stand apart from his associates; one who goes against the rules
ostentatious
showy; intended to attract notice
surreptitious
obtained or done by stealth
temerity
reckless boldness
wily
cunning
adulterated
corrupted; contaminated
cantankerous
ill-tempered; grouchy
caustic
severely critical or sarcastic
garish
flashy; glaring
incisive
cutting, penetrating, esp. a remark or comment
insolent
rude, insulting
malevolent
evil
malfeasance
misconduct or wrongdoing
nefarious
evil
notorious
famous for wrongdoing
officious
excessively forward in offering one's service or advice to others
patronizing
condescending
pedantic
one who shows off his learning ostentatiously
pernicious
exceedingly harmful; causing death, injury or corruption
acrimonious
bitter
antipathy
intense dislike, hatred
contentious
argumentative
deleterious
harmful
egregious
outstandingly bad; blatant; flagrant
enmity
hatred
feral
existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.
fetid
stinky
fractious
argumentative, causing divisions
lurid
causing shock or horror
noisome
offensive to the point of arousing disgust, as an odor; noxious
pugnacious
prone to fighting
rancor
bitter, long-lasting resentment
repugnant
disgusting
unpalatable
unpleasant to the taste; disagreeable or unacceptable
burgeoning
growing up
copious
plentiful; abundant
eclectic
characterized as having a wide variety
foment
to increase the growth of
opulent
showing great wealth
ornate
lavishly decorated
prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, degree; plentiful
superfluous
above and beyond what's necessary
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time
voracious
hungry, greedy
dearth
scarcity
ethereal
not of this world, light, insubstantial
paucity
smallness of quantity; scarcity
tenuous
flimsy, not solid or strong