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Vocab Quiz II

Robbie's class, vocab list deux
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Crone
an ugly, withered old woman; a hag
Baleful
harmful or malignant in interior effect
Numinous
supernatural
Ameliorate
to make or become better; improve
Pulchritude
physical beauty
Ineffable
incapable of being expressed
Avuncular
similar to an uncle (in benevolence or kindness)
Indefatigable
tireless
Bandy
to toss or throw back and forth
Bilious
having a peevish disposition
Despoil
to sack or plunder
Colossal
of a size that elicits awe or disbelief; immense
Porcine
of or resembling a pig
Insipid
lacking excitement or interest; dull
Temporize
to act evasively to gain time or delay a decision
Dolefully
in a mournful manner
Imminent
about to occur; impending
Sanguine
cheerfully confident; optimistic
Patrimony
an inheritance from father or another ancestor
Apocalyptic
involving or portending doom or vast devastation
Fervor
great intensity of emotion; passion
Legerdemain
sleight of hand
Lucid
easily understood; intelligible
Malaise
a general sense of depression or unease
Abscond
to leave quickly and secretly