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45 terms

KD unit 16

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revile
(verb) to spread negative info about, vituperate
travesty
(noun) a parody, comedy, a humorous mimic
petulant
(adj) peevish, irritable
insomnia
(noun) inability to sleep
captious
(adj) faultfinding
laymen
(noun) someone that is not professional
morose
(adj) gloomy
diurnal
(adj) daily, happening during the day
cajole
(verb) to persuade by flattery or promises
fulsome
(adj) disgusting, not standard, in sincere
illustrious
(adj) famous, glorious
progeny
(noun) descendant, a result
opprobrious
(adj) censure like, disgraceful
insouciant
(adj) free from concern, worry, nonchalant
primeval
(adj) pertaining to the first age or ages
curmudgeon
(noun) bad tempered, cantankerous person
epicurean
(adj) fond of luxury, sensual pleasures
fictitious
(adj) not genuine, spurious
lewd
(adj0 lascivious, indecent
portentous
(adj) momentously significant, miraculous
disparate
(adj) distinct in kind
artifice
(noun) a clever trick, guile, craftiness, cunning
distend
(verb) to expand by stretching, to swell
farcical
(adj) ludicrous, absurd
bemuse
(verb) to bewilder or confuse
truncate
(verb) to shorten by cutting of a part
detriment
9noun) loss, damage, disadvantage
emolument
(noun) profit, payment
intaglio
(noun), glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
gamut
(noun) scope, entire range or scale
cloy
(verb) to glut, cause weariness of excess sweetness
manifold
(adj) numerous, varied
debilitate
(verb) to make weak, feeble
corrode
(verb) to eat or wear away
uxorious
(adj) excessively dependent on one's wife, doting
burlesque
(adj) farce, a ludicrous imitation
monotonous
(adj) lacking variety
officious
(adj) meddlesome, interfering
abstemious
(adj) temperate in diet
coherence
(noun) understand-ability, natural connection
palatable
(adj) acceptable or agreeable
peruse
(verb) to read, survey
exculpate
(verb) to vindicate
exigency
(noun) crisis, urgent demand, a pressing or urgent situation
recluse
((adj( in seclusion