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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 6

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abortive
unsuccessful
bruit
tell or spread rumors
contumelious
insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly abusive; humiliating
dictum
an authoritative declaration
ensconce
to settle comfortably and firmly in position; to put or hide in a safe place
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
in medias res
in or into the middle of a plot; into the middle of things
internecine
destructive to both sides in a conflict
maladroit
clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
maudlin
self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness
modulate
exert or modify the controlling influence on
portentous
of momentous or ominous significance
prescience
the power to foresee the future
quid pro quo
something for something (a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something)
salubrious
promoting health, healthy
saturnalian
characterized by riotous or unrestrained revelry or licentiousness
touchstone
a basis for comparison, a means of testing worth or genuineness
traumatic
causing physical or especially psychological injury
vitiate
spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of
waggish
witty or joking