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18 terms

CA Vocab 1

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Indigent
so poor as to lack even necessities; very needy
Cathartics
apurgative, medicine
Whammy
the evil eye, jinx
Guffaw
a big burst of laughter
Fanatic
a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
Benediction
an utterance of good wishes, the last prayer
Lionized
to treat a person as a celebrity
Valise
A small piece of luggage that could be carried by hand
Shyster
someone who uses lies and deceptive methods in business,
Haggard
appearing worn or exhausted
Greenhorn
untrained or not experienced person
Kibosh
to put end to
Jinx
to bring bad luck upon
Compunction
a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that fallows the doing of something bad
Fungoes
fly ball hit for fielding practice
Showboat
a person, especially an athlete, who performs a sensational matter in order to draw attention
Rube
an unsophisticated person from a rural area
Impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus