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30 terms

Vocabulary #3

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congenial
adj.
agreeable,pleasant
inauspicious
adj.
unfavorable, unfortunate, boding ill
indubitably
adv.
unquestionably
venerable
adj.
worthy of reverence; sacred because of religious association
infamy
n.
total loss of reputation, public disgrace, dishonor
penal
adj.
of or relating to punishment
ensue
v.
to follow, develop, result
evanescent
adj.
fleeting, tending to become imperceptible
ignominy
n.
disgrace, dishonor, public contempt
flagrant
adj.
outrageously evident, obviously disgraceful
mien
n.
an air or appearance which shows character, feeling
abate
v.
to decrease, diminish
amenable
adj.
submissive, willing to yield
paramour
n.
an illicit lover, especially of a married person
vivify
v.
to give life to, to animate, to enliven
retribution
n.
reward, compensation
plebeian
adj.
common, commonplace or vulgar
superfluous
adj.
needless, excessive, extravagant
penitence
n.
sorrow for sins or faults, repentance, contrition (important-penitence is internal; it is a feeling)
succor
n.
help, relief, aid
aver
v.
to assert, to declare
prolific
adj.
highly productive
inviolable
adj.
not capable of being broken; impregnable
enmity
n.
hostility, hatred, ill will
dearth
n.
scarcity
penance
n. self-punishment in order to atone foe some wrongdoing (important-penance is an action; it is what one does)
cabalistic
adj.
secretive and mystical
exigencies
n.
urgent needs or demands intrinsic to a circumstance
benevolence
n.
good will, charitableness
indefeasible
adj.
not able to be forfeited (an indefeasible right)