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20 terms

Vocab7

CH7
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Allay
to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve (reduce, alleviate)
Bestial
beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility (animal, depraved,loathsome)
Convivial
festive,sociable, having fun together, genial (fun-loving, jovial, merry)
Coterie
a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest (clique, set)
Counterpart
a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement (match)
Demur
to object or take exception to; an objection (protest, object to)
Effrontery
shameless, boldness, impudence (gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek)
Embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details (ornament, garnish)
Ephemeral
lasting only a short time, short-lived (fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory)
Felicitous
appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy (fortunate, well-put)
Furtive
done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen (clandestine, covert, surreptitious)
Garish
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way (gaudy, flashy, tawdry)
Illusory
misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality (specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary)
Indigent
needy, impoverished (penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute)
Inordinate
far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive (exorbitant, extravagant)
Jettison
to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome (cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon)
Misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people (people-hater)
Pertinacious
very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied (stubborn, doffed, determined)
Picayune
of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded (inconsequential, piddling, trifling)
Raiment
clothing, garments (apparel, attire)