20 terms

Unit 7 Vocab.

Vocabulary workshop-Level G: Unit 7
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allay
(v.) to calm or pacify; to relieve
bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beastly; brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people w/ common interest
counterpart
(n.) a person or thing closely resembling another; a complement
demur
(v.) to object or take exception to;
(n.) an objection
effrontery
(n.) shameless boldness; impudence
embellish
(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
(adj.) lasing only a short time; short-lived
felicitous
(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune; happy
furtive
(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish
(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy; gaudy; flashy
illusory
(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality; imaginary
indigent
(adj.) needy, impoverished
inordinate
(adj.) far too great; exceeding reasonable limits, excessive; extravagant
jettison
(v.) to cast overboard; get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome; cast off
misanthrope
(n.) person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
(adj.) very persistent; hard to get rid of, stubborn, determined
picayune
(adj.) of little value or importance; trifling; small-minded
raiment
(n.) clothing, garments