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Flocabulary S.A.T. Song 7: Myriad Operations

CAIS, Flocabulary, SAT Vocabulary, S.A.T., English
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espy
to catch sight of, glimpse
uncanny
of supernatural character or origin
hail
to come from
terrestrial
relating to the land
celestial
relating to the sky or the heavens
winsome
charming, attractive
presumptuous
disrespectfully bold (brazen, audacious)
brash
hasty or lacking in sensitivity
brazen
excessively bold, brash (presumptuous, audacious)
audacious
excessively bold (presumptuous, brazen)
brusque
short, abrupt, dismissive
incisive
clear, sharp, direct
succinct
marked by compact precision
cursory
brief to the point of being superficial
contusion
a bruise, injury
laceration
a cut, tear
acute
sharp, severe
callous
harsh, cold, unfeeling
credulity
readiness to believe
myriad
consisting of a very great number
pertinacious
stubbornly persistent; holding to a belief or position
metamorphosis
a change of form, shape, substance
refrain
to hold oneself back, forbear
foster
to stimulate, promote, encourage
supplant
to displace and substitute for another
whet
to make more keen, stimulate
akimbo
with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
swarthy
of dark colour or complexion
ruddy
having a healthy, reddish colour
exorbitant
excessive
veneer
a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, facade
complicit
being an accomplice in a wrongful act
obdurate
unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
cajole
to coax, urge
aggrandize
to increase or make greater
pulchritude
physical beauty
torrid
giving off intense heat, passionate
sate
to satisfy (an appetite) fully (satiate)
satiate
to satisfy excessively (sate)
abort
to give up on a half-finished project or effort
battery
an assault or an array of similar things intended for use toether
compliment
an expression of esteem or approval
ethereal
heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined
sagacious
shrewd, showing sound judgement
aloof
reserved, distant
bard
a poet, often a singer as well
travesty
a grossly inferior imitation
tragedy
a disastrous event, or a work of art in which the hero meets a terrible fate
parody
a satirical imitation
anomaly
something that does not fit into the normal order
ubiquitous
existing everywhere, widespread
obsequious
excessively compliant or submissive
submissive
easily yielding to authority