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vocab for plays

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sardonic
(adj) disdainfully or skeptically humorous derisively mimicking
manifold
(adj) many different, so called for many reasons
symbiosis
(n) a cooperative relationship
acrimonious
(adj) caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language or manner
quiescent
(adj) quiet, immobile, inactive, at rest
traipse
(v) walk or move warily or reluctantly
peripatetic
(n/adj) moving traveling from place to place; an (nomadic) itinerant
epicure
(n) a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink
dilettante
(n) a superficial amateur
stymie
(v) to present an obstacle to, stand in the way of
tenable
(adj) capable of being held, maintained or defended, defensible, reasonable
lugubrious
(adj) mournful, indicating sorrow, often in a way that seems feigned, exaggerated or ridiculous; gloomy; dismal
savant
(n) a person of learning especially one with detailed knowledge in some specialized field
antipathy
(n) strong hostility or opposition toward somebody or something; somebody or something that causes anger, hostility, strong opposition, or disgust
remonstrate
(v) to present and urge reasons in opposition
hapless
(adj) having no luck, unfortunate
defenestrate
(v) to throw out of a window
agog
(adj) full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen
aver
(v) to assert as true
abrogate
(v) repeal or do away with