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English- fall final vocab

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Diffident
Lacking self-confidence; timid.
Remiss
Negligent; lax in attending duty
Omniscient
Seeming to know everything; having total knowledge.
Infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
Clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
Dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
Truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
Solace
the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
Pungent
sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell
Explicit
definite, clearly stated
Ironic
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
Premeditated
considered beforehand, deliberately planned
Finite
having limits; lasting for a limited time
Uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
Altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Temerity
rashness, boldness
Unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
Virulent
extremely poisonous or injurious
Repose
a disposition free from stress or emotion
Adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
Augment
enlarge or increase
Bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Dour
showing a brooding ill humor
Insidious
beguiling but harmful;, working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Opulent
wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
Verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken
Amicable
Friendly; peaceable
Cursory
Hasty, Not thorough
Adroit
quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
Extol
to praise highly
Tepid
lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Artifice
a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
Coerce
to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats
Malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
Panacea
a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
Skulk
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
Bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
Brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
Destitute
extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter
Officious
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
Rampant
growing without check, running wild
Supple
make pliant and flexible