19 terms

Amstud vocab #2

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imbue
spread or diffuse through
contumacious
stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
sanctify
To make holy or sacred
expatiate
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
tempestuous
turbulent, stormy
tumult
noisy commotion, violent agitation
festoon
flower chains suspended in loops between points
grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
effervescence
inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
aegis
protection; patronage; sponsorship
bibulous
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent; inebrious; alcoholic
deracinate
to root out, uproof, or dislocate; extirpate; eradicate; expunge
indigenous
native; inborn; inherent; endemic; domestic; homegrown
lexicon
wordbook; glossary
microcosm
a miniature world or universe; epitome; world in little
obfuscate
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
polarize
split; divide; alienate; estrange
sanguine
of a naturally cheerful, confident, optimistic outlook; flushed; rosy; ruddy
vassal
a subordinate or dependent; a servant; subservient; servile