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Vocab List #11

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fiscal
(adj.) financial or having to do with the public treasury or revenues
inordinate
(adj.) lacking restraint; immoderate
condone
(verb) to forgive, pardon, or overlook an offense
heinous
(adj.) outrageously evil or wicked; abominable
appellation
(noun) a name or title that describes or identifies a person
double entendre
(noun) a term with two meanings
pariah
(noun) anyone despised or rejected by others; an outcast
presumptuous
(adj.) too bold or forward; showing overconfidence or arrogance
palpable
(adj.) something that can be touched; tangible; clear to the mind
improvident
(adj.) not providing for the future; thriftless; rash; incautious
capricious
(adj.) impulsive in thinking or acting; erratic
incipient
(adj.) just beginning to exist or appear
arduous
(adj.) demanding great effort or labor; difficult
harbinger
(noun) precursor or forerunner
feign
(verb) to pretend; to imitate so as to deceive
coiffure
(noun) a style of arranging hair
cohort
(noun) a group or company; companion or associate
incantation
(noun) that chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power
abate
(verb) to make less in amount, degree, force, etc.; to deduct
perdition
(noun) complete and irreparable loss; ruin; the loss of the soul or of hope for salvation; damnation, hell