24 terms

mid term vocab

mrs. Brown mid term vocab unit 1-4
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augment
(v.) to make larger, increase
dour
(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
guise
(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
opulent
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
verbatim
(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
(adv) cautiously, with great care
belligerent
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war
feasible
(adj.) possible, able to be done
impervious
(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
quintessence
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely
adversary
(n.) an enemy, opponent
coerce
(v.) to compel, force
demise
(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
muse
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
perpetuate
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting
urbane
(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
ascertain
(v.) to find out
finite
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
nonchalant
(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable