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Vocabulary4- English

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aloof (adj.)
indifferent; apart; not interested
analogous (adj.)
comparable; similar in certain qualities
bombastic (adj.)
high sounding; use of language without much real meaning
buffoon (n)
a clown; a foolish person
caustic (adj.)
stinging or biting; acidic
chastise (v)
to criticize sharply or severely
delineate (v)
to sketch out; to explain; to describe in words
effervescent (adj.)
lively; giving off bubbles
elucidate (v)
to make clear; to make lucid
fastidious (adj.)
hard to please; dainty in taste
formidable (adj.)
dreaded; feared; not to be taken lightly
guile (n)
crafty deceit; trickiness
hierarchy (n)
organization by rank, class, or grade
imminent (adj.)
about to occur
vigilant (adj.)
carefully alert and watchful
levity (n)
lack of seriousness; lightness in mood
nonchalance (adj.)
carelessness; lack of interest or concern
peruse (v)
to study; to read; to look over carefully
prolific (adj.)
producing many offspring; producing much of something; abundant
redundant (adj.)
exceeding what is necessary or normal; doing the same thing again
rejuvenate (v)
to make young or fresh again
scoff (v)
to mock or jeer at; to make fun of
stagnate (v)
to lie inactive; to fail to progress or develop
tedious (adj.)
long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring
thwart (v)
to oppose directly; to baffle; to frustrate
undermine (v)
to wear away and weaken the support of; to injure or to weaken in a slow and sneaky way
unscathed (adj.)
undamaged; unharmed
vacillate (v)
to sway unsteadily; to totter; to waver; to fluctuate
voracious (adj.)
greedy; ravenous; gluttonous
whet (v)
to sharpen; to stimulate; to make stronger