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11H Vocab 9a

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clerical: adj
secretarial; priestly
discrepancy: n
inconsistency
disparity: n
a great difference
fleet: adj
moving fast
magnanimous: adj
generous; forgiving
magnate: n
a powerful businessman
moratorium: n
temporary halt or prohibition to activity
nefarious: adj
wicked
officious: adj
meddlesome
peripheral: adj
on the edge; unimportant
portentous: adj
prophetic of evil
proboscis: n
nose
prodigal: adj
wastefully extravagant
rancor: n
deep-seated malice
red tape: n
paperwork; official procedure
rococo: adj
extravagantly ornamented
sardonic: adj
mocking
sartorial: adj
pertaining to clothes
scourge: v
punish severely
sinecure: n
a position not requiring much work
subversive: adj
rebellious; revolutionary
sully: v
to dirty; defile
tangible: adj
actual; touchable
temerity: n
rash boldness
trite: adj
stale; commonplace
turgid: adj
swollen
upbraid: v
condemn severely
VACILLATE: v
waver
vernal: adj
spring-like
wily: adj
cunning