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Spring - Test 06

Vocabulary Test: Thursday April 5 Spelling Test: Thursday April 12
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oligarchy
government by a privileged few
august
great dignity or grandeur
consternation
great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or bewildered
ebullient
greatly excited
magnitude
the property of relative size
verdant
green; lush in vegetation
salutation
greeting, addressing, or welcoming by gestures or words
wane
grow dim or faint
burgeon
grow forth; send out buds
malignant
growing worse
accretion
growth in size by addition or accumulation
recidivism
habitual return to crime
veracity
habitual truthfulness; honesty
inveterate
habitual; of long standing; deep-rooted
reticent
habitually silent; reserved
hackles
hairs on back and neck; feeling of anger or danger
hirsute
hairy
recalcitrant
resistance to authority
fractious
unruly
esoteric
hard to understand
caustic
corrosive; that which can destroy tissue by chemical action
innocuous
harmless; not controversial, offensive, or stimulating
concord
harmony
cacophony
harsh or discordant sound; dissonance
inquisitor
harsh or prying questioner
cursory
hasty; done without care
odious
hateful; vile
noisome
having a bad odor; foul-smelling
viscid
having a cohesive and sticky fluid
asperity
having a harsh temper; roughness