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Vocab List #6

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Antiquated
obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable
Arable
fit for plowing, tillable
Ascendancy
domination; growing power
Atrophy
to waste away, to wither
Clandestine
secret
Conciliate
to reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship
Cursory
superficial, casual, hastily done
Derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
Enmity
absolute hatred
Extricate
to free, to disentangle
Forbearance
patience, lenience
Frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
Garrulous
talkative, rambling
Impetuous
violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
Industrious
skillfully busy or occupied
Infamous
having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
Insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
Levity
excessive frivolity, flippancy
Oblivion
state of being forgotten
Paradoxical
something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct
Perjury
false testimony under oath
Rancor
bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity
Sycophant
a self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser
Vacillating
changing, fluctuating
Vivid
bright, distinct, and clear