15 terms

English Vocab Lesson 5

Lesson 5
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Fop
an excessively fashion-conscious man
imprecation
a curse
Non sequitur
something that does not logically follow.
Sanguine
Cheerful; optimistic.
Bowdlerize
to remove offensive passages of a pay, novel. etc.
Impair
to weaken; to cause to become worse.
Panegyric
an expression of praise.
Quandary
a puzzling situation; a dilemma
Ebullient
Enthusiastic
Deference
Respect; consideration
Carnal
Relating to physical appetite, especially sexual
Nebulous
Hazy; vague; uncertain.
Elegy
A sad mournful poem.
Pedantic
Tending to show off one's learning.
Rakish
Dashingly stylish and confident.