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11H Vocab 5b

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condescend: v
talk down to
congenital: adj
existing at birth
finesse: n
refined skill
plagiarism: n
stealing another's ideas
promulgate: v
make known
quash: v
suppress
raconteur: n
storyteller
recreant: adj
cowardly (SYN: timorous, pusillanimous)
redolent: adj
suggestive; reminiscent
rill: n
a small brook
sanguinary: adj
bloody; gory
scion: n
heir
sidle: v
move sideways
solicitous: adj
anxious
somnolent: adj
sleepy
staid: adj
very grave
subterfuge: n
deceitful evasion; ploy
temporal: adj
pertaining to earthly matters
tirade: n
a long speech of abuse (SYN: diatribe)
turpitude: n
baseness
vacuous: adj
vacant (lack of intelligence, mindless)
vassal: n
slave
vicarious: adj
sharing another's experience
viscous: adj
sticky
voracious: adj
aggressively greedy
wan: adj
pale
wane: v
decrease
wary: adj
cautious
wrangle: v
quarrel
zenith: n
highest point; acme