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Sophomore English Study Guide Finals 1

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bona fide
authentic and genuine
tangible
capable of being touched; substantial
veritable
real,genuine
aberration
deviation from the usual
fallacy
misleading notion
semblance
outward appearnce(deceptive)
sporadic
occuring at diff intervals w/ no set pattern
vacillate
to move back and forth, especially being unable to make up ones mind
recurrent
occurring repeatedly
perpetual
lasting for an unlimited period of time
coherent
marked by a logical relationship
unremitting
never slacking; persistent
extraneous
irrelevant; foregin/ introduced or come from nowhere
modicum
moderate or small amount
subsidiary
supplementary;secondary
momentous
of great or far-reaching importance or consequence
poignant
strong in mental appeal; meaningful
rarefied
extremely high or elevated; belong to an exclusive group
ostensibly
seeming to mean; apparently
patently
plainly;clearly
ubiquitous
all over; always present & noticeable
bedlam
a scene of mad confusion
confounded
totally perplexed; deeply confused
discombobulated
confused; taken off guard by circumstances
alluring
highly attractive
comely
wholesomely attracive in looks or behavior
scintillate
animated; vivacious
depraved
morally corrupt; even perverted
crass
crude; unrefined
uncouth
crude;unrefined
astute
clever; insightful
prudent
wise; careful; using good judgement
sagacity
wisdom
folly
foolishness
inane
lacking sense
rash
not well thought out
detente
an easing of tension between rivals
mitigate
to lessen; to calm or cool down
dormant
lying asleep; or in a calm state
strident
loud and harsh
boisterous
rowdy and rambunctious
vociferous
offensively loud
burgeoning
to begin to grow
neophyte
a novice or beginner
rudimentary
in the earliest stages of development
venerable
worthy of respect (because of age or dignity)
primeval
orignial or ancient; from earliest times
archaic
out of date
affable
friendly
complaisant
agreeable or gracious; wanting to please
convivial
pleasant;sociable; fun to be with
derisive
mocking
haughty
overwhelmingly proud,vain, self-centered
smug
self-satisfied
frugal
economical; not wasteful
meager
deficient; less than necessary
chintzy
cheap and tacky
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for welfare of toehrs
lavish
extravagant
selfless
more concerned with others than oneself;unselfish
extol
to praise highly
kudo
praise; compliment
laudable
worthy of praise
reprehensible
deserving blame
castigate
to criticize or punish
disparage
to speak of in a disrespectful way
audacious
extremely bold
bravado
a false show of courage
stalwart
strong, bold, and determined
insolent
rude and disrespectful
capricious
impulsive; whimsical
foolhardy
recklessly careless; unwisely daring
dearth
an inadequate supply
scant
barely enough
petty
trivial; of little importance
copious
abundant; plentiful
plethora
an exessive amount
prodigious
excessively great in size or force