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Vocabulary List #3

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germane
fitting and appropriate; pertinent, relevant
gibe
to make fun of or tease with rude remarks; to scoff, deride
gratuitous
offered freely; not necessary under the circumstances, and therefore unwanted; unasked for; unwarranted
gregarious
fond of groups; social and sociable, convivial
guile
trickery or cunning; duplicity
hackneyed
without originality; trite, banal, overused
harbinger
forerunner; something that foreshadows the future; precursor
hedonist
someone who lives for pleasure or happiness
histrionic
of acting or drama; sometimes, overly dramatic; theatrical
heinous
shockingly brutal or cruel
expedient
suitable, practical; advisable, opportunistic
extenuate
to reduce the severity or importance of; to mitigate (a crime, an illness)
fallacious
false or deceptive; tending to delude or mislead
fastidious
demanding the utmost, persnickety; showing meticulous workmanship or care
fetid
stinking, malodorous
flagrant
conspicuous in a highly negative way; glaring, gross
formidable
arousing fear or worry; fostering respect or awe*
fortuitous
happening by chance*; accidental
furtive
of sly or secretive behavior*; surreptitious, even stolen (as furtive goods)
garrulous
extremely talkative; loquacious, gabby, verbose