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11H Vocab 4b

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abstemious: adj
moderate, especially in the use of food and drink
archives: n
collections of old records or documents
avouch: v
declare strongly
banter: n
jesting
bourgeois: adj
of the middle class
caldron: n
huge cooking pot
carte blanche: n
complete freedom (French: "blank paper")
chalice: n
cup
circuitous: adj
indirect
circumspect: adj
cautious
commandeer: v
take control of
coruscate: v
sparkle
evanescent: adj
fleeting; vanishing (SYN: ephemeral)
fetid: adj
malodorous
hibernal: adj
wintry
holocaust: n
destruction by fire
impeccable: adj
faultless
invective: n
harsh accusation (SYN: vituperation, castigation)
lucrative: adj
profitable
moot: adj
debatable
myopic: adj
nearsighted
nuptial: adj
relating to marriage; connubial
ogle: v
flirt
parricide: n
murder of a father or mother
pathology: n
deviation from the normal
penury: n
extreme poverty
pithy: adj
meaningful; terse (concise and forcefully expressive)
placate: v
appease; conciliate
precocious: adj
prematurely bright
prevaricate: v
lie