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20 terms

Stutts. Honors 11. Vocab 4.

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Vacillate
alternative or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive
Vacuous
having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence
Voracious
wanting or devouring great quantities of food
Writhe
make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
Xenophobe
one who has an unreasonable fear of foreign things or people
Zenith
the highest point reached be a celestial or other object
Abide
accept or act in accordance with; tolerate
Abject
extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading
Abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure; complex
Belligerent
hostile and aggressive; ready to start a war
Bequeath
leave to a person in will; hand down from one generation to another
Beseech
ask urgently and reverently to do something
Chagrin
distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated
Charlatan
a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud
Chicanery
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
Depravity
moral corruption
Deprecate
express disapproval of; belittle
Despondent
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage; unhappy, depressed, or discouraged
Elocution
the skill of clear and expressive speech, esp. of distinct pronunciation and articulation; the way language is spoken
Eloquence
the ability to speak forcefully and express-fully