37 terms

4th Quarter Vocab 3

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Brusque
Abrupt or curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt
Catharsis
A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions
Bulwark
A wall of earth or stone used for defense; a person or thing that gives strong support or protection
Encroach
To intrude or infringe gradually upon the property or rights of another; trespass
Stead
The place, position or function of another person
Advantage,
Flaunt
To exhibit ostentatiously; to show off
Heinous
Abominable; grossly hateful and wicked; vile; egregious
Holocaust
Great or total destruction of light/property, esp. by fire
Raconteur
A person known for telling witty stories/anecdotes
Browbeat
To intimidate with an overbearing manner; to bully
Assail
To attack with violence
Proxy
A person authorized to act or stand on for another or written proof of such authority
Cede
To relinquish, as by treaty; to yield or give up; to transfer or surrender title to
Deprecate
To express disapproval of; to plead against
To belittle; depreciate
Array
To arrange in order
to deck in finery; to adorn
Unobtrusive
Not readily noticed, inconspicuous
Martinet
A person known as a strict disciplinarian
Concur
To agree
Eruct
to belch
Denizen
An inhabitant; a resident
Ersatz
A substitute
Simper
To smile in a silly or self-conscious manner
Masticate
To grind or crush with the teeth
Complicity
Involvement as an accomplice in a crime or wrongdoing
Foray
A sudden raid
A first venture or attempt
Collude
To conspire to act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent illegal, or deceitful purpose; to connive
Blackguard
A villain; a miscreant; a rogue; a reprobate
Rancor
Anger!!!
Retrograde
Directed Backwards
Inconsequential
Lacking Importance
Cogent
Forcefully convincing
Incursion
A raid or invasion
Rend
To tear apart or split
Brigand
A person known for living by plunder, a bandit
Compendium
A concise list or summary
Paladin
a heroic champion or leader
Unequivocally
clear, plain