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20 terms

Vocab Unit 10

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accrue
v. to grow or accumulate over time, collect, to happen as a natural result
annotation
n. critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
n. a state or scene of uproar and confusion, commotion, chaos, pandemonium
covert
adj. hidden disguised purposefully kept secret, a hiding place, undercover
debonair
adj, pleasant, courteous, lighthearted, smooth and polished in appearance, carefree, suave
dun
to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt, dark, dull, drab, hound, pester, harass, nag
efficacious
adj. effective, producing results, powerful, potent
equanimity
n. calmness, composure, refusal to panic, tranquility
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occurring be a happy chance, unintentional, unplanned, random, luck
gist
n. the essential part, main point, essence, core
gratuitous
adj. freely give; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted, voluntary, uncalled-for
imperious
adj. overbearing, arrogant, seeking to dominate, pressing, compelling
invective
n. a strong denunciation, abusive language, abusive
motley
adj, showing great variety, composed of different elements, many colors, n. a jesters costume, a jester, fool
munificent
adj. extremely generous, lavish, liberal
procrastinate
v. to delay, put off until later, stall
provocative
adj. tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite, irritating, annoying, stimulating, arousing
recondite
adj. exceeding ordinary knowledge or understanding
reprobate
n. a depraved, viscous, or unprincipled person, scoundrel, wicked, corrupt, condemn
sedentary
adj. characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaing in one place, seated, stationary, static