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15 terms

Vocab 3

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canard
n.
a false or unfounded report; groundless rumor or belief
ant. honesty, truth
eclat
n.
ostentatious display
ant. dull, frumpiness
elan
n.
spirit of enthusiasm
lifelessness
gallivant
v.
to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure
ant. behave, direct
histrionics
n.
deliberate display of emotion for effect
jingoism
n.
extreme chauvinism or patriotism especially for foreign policy
ant. unbias
lassitude
n.
a condition of weariness; fatigue; listenessness
ant. excitement
littoral
adj.
of or relating to the shore
mores
n.
the strict moral attitudes and traditions of a specific group
obfuscate
v.
darken; to make obscure
ant. reveal, show, uncover
redolent
adj.
exuding a fragrance, aromatic
sapient
adj.
possessing or having great sagacity
specious
adj.
obsolete; having deceptive attraction, allure; false look of attractiveness
ant. credible, true
turgid
adj.
being in a state of distention; swollen; embellished
ant. simple; plain
vixen
n.
an ill-tempered woman; shrew