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50 terms

Comp Vocab List 4

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Arcane
mysterious
Atrophy
to waste away; become useless
Authoritarian
marked by absolute obedience
Aversion
intense dislike to authority
Avert
to turn away, prevent
Balm
something that calms or soothes
Bereft
deprived of
Bleak
gloomy, cold, unsheltered
Buttress
a support
Cantakerous
quarrelsome
Censure
criticize sharply
Charisma
appeal
Charlatan
a fake
Contrite
sorrowful
Cordial
warm, friendly
Debillitate
to weaken
Deference
courteous respect
Derivative
coming from another source
Discordant
harsh sounding, disagreement
Disputatious
argumentative
Dissent
to disagree
Doctrine
a set of beliefs
Elicit
to call forth
Eloquent
convincing or forceful in speech
Elucidate
to make clear
Elusive
difficult to grasp
Emaciated
very thin, esp. from starvation
Embellish
decorate
Emend
to improve by editing
Enmity
Hatred
Epitome
summarize, embody
Exhilarating
stimulating, uplifting
Incontrovertible
unquestionable, impossible to disprove
Indict
to accuse of wrongdoing
Indiscriminate
haphazard, unselective
Induce
to move to action
Inherent
part of the essential nature of something
Innate
inborn, possessed at birth
Innovate
to introduce a new idea or method
Insolvent
bankrupt, unable to pay debt
Integrity
honesty
Largess
giving generously
Lavish
extravagant
Lithe
graceful, flexible
Melange
a mixture
Nefarious
wicked
Nonchalant
unconcerned, casual
Norm
a standard
Obdurate
stubborn
Bequeath
to hand down