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Vocab abberation-rancor

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aberration
deviating from the right or true path or usual course of action
abstinence
giving up of certain pleasure
abstract
theoretical; not concrete; hard to understand
acclaim
loud applause; approval
acquiesce
accept the conclusions of others; to give consent by keeping silent
admonish
to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently
advocate
to be in favor of; to support
aesthetic
showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art
affinity
natural attraction for a person or thing
aggrandizement
an increase in rank or wealth
brevity
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
reticent
not talking much; reserved
circumlocution
speaking in circles; roundabout speech
verbose
using too many words; wordy; long winded
complacent
self satisfied; smug
insolent
boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior
pretentious
claiming or pretending increased importance
Cliché
an idea or saying that was once original but has become stale through overuse
mundane
commonplace; ordinary; humdrum
allay
to lessen fear; to calm; to relieve pain
mitigate
to make or become less severe; to lessen pain or damage
congenial
compatible; having kindred needs or tastes; sympathetic
jocular
liking to be around with them, have fun
animosity
hatred; ill will
pugnacious
eager to fight; belligerent
magnanimous
generous in overlooking insult by rising by others; rising above pettiness
thrifty
showing care with how money or resources are spent or used; miserly
quandary
a dilema a confusing or puzzlilng situation
debacle
a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensical
malicious
intending to hurt to harm another; spiteful
alientate
to estrange; to make unfriendly
belittle
to make someone or something seem less important
cajole
to persuade by pleasent words or false promises
callous
unfeeling; insenstive
dearth
scarcity; lack; shortage
eclectic
constisting of selections from various sources
esoteric
known only to a chosen few
facilitate
to make easy
fallacy
false idea; mistaken belief
garbled
confused
gratuitous
freely given; unecessary; uncalled for
haphazard
not planned; random
impugn
to oppose or attack someone or something as false or refutable
judicious
wise; careful
lampoon
satrical writing usually attacking or ridiculing someone
marred
injured; spoiled damaged in some way
obliterate
to destroy
pariah
an outcast
quixotic
idealistic and utterly impractical
rancor
deep spite or malice; strong hate or bitter feeling