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20 terms

English midterm vocab

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Gloat
To regard with excessive or malicious satisfaction
Gratuitous
A. Freely given; done without recompense
B. uncalled for; unjustified
Gregarious
A. Tending to form or move in a herd
B. enjoying the company of others; suciable
Grueling
Extremely demanding and exhausting
Haggard
Worn and exhausted from anxiety, disease, hunger, or fatigue
Illicit
Unlawful, illegal
Immunity
Exemption from something, especially a disease
Impervious
Incapable of being penetrated or affected
Implicit
A. Understandable, implied
B. absolute, unquestioning
Incense
To make violently angry
Indigent
Impoverished; needy
Inherent
Existing as a natural or essential part of
Insuperable
Incapable of being overcome
Intrepid
Fearless and bold
Irony
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens
Lackadaisical
Sorely lacking in spirit, energy, or purpose
Liability
A. A dept or obligation, especially of a financial nature
B. a hindrance or handicap
Lucrative
Profitable
Malapropism
An unconscious and usually ludicrous misuse of a word
Mandatory
Required, obligatory