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25 terms

c2 set #4

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abjure
to formally renounce, disavow, or forswear
animadversion
a criticism or critical remark
austere
grim or severe in manner or appearance; lacking decoration
buoyant
able to float; lighthearted and lively
collusion
a secret agreement or collaboration; a conspiracy
corroboration
the act of strengthening or confirming; that which confirms
desiccant
a substance that absorbs moisture, used to keep something dry
ebullient
enthusiastic or agitated
epitome
the embodiment of something; a representative example
expropriate
to deprive a person or property; to confiscate
frugal
thrifty; economical; avoiding waste
ignominious
marked by shame or disgrace
incipient
beginning, starting, coming into existence
introspection
the act or process of mental self-examination
levity
lightness of manner of speech; frivolity
miscreant
one who behaves badly; a villain
obtrusive
sticking out; prominent in a displeasing way; pushy
pellucid
transparent; clear; easily understood
ponderous
clumsy or unwieldy because of its weight; slow and heavy
provident
showing care and consideration for the future
redress
(v) to put back in order; to set right; (n) the setting right of a wrong or injury; relief; reparation
salacious
promoting sexual desire or lust; lewd or obscene
spurious
false; not authentic or genuine
tortuous
twisted; having many turns; convoluted
variegated
streaked, spotted, or otherwise marked by a variety of colors; varied