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vocab 103-155


fervor 1. great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal 2. (rare) intense heat
filibuster 1. the process or an instance of obstructing legislation by means of long speeches and other delaying tactics 2. a buccaneer, freebooter, or irregular military adventurer, esp a revolutionary in a foreign country
flabbergasted to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.
flagitious [fluh-jish-uhs] 1. shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times. 2. heinous , as a crime; infamous.
flagrant 1. shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: 2. notorious; scandalous: a flagrant crime;
flamboyant 1. strikingly bold or brilliant; showy: 2.conspicuously dashing and colorful: 3.florid; ornate; elaborately styled:
flummox to bewilder; confound; confuse.
forage 1. the act of searching for provisions of any kind. 2.to search about; seek; rummage; hunt:
formative 1.pertaining to formation or development: 2.shaping; moulding:
fortuitous 1. happening or produced by chance; accidental: 2.lucky; fortunate:
frigid 1. very cold in temperature 2. without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: 3. unemotional or unimaginative; lacking passion, sympathy, or sensitivity
gerrymandered U.S. Politics . the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.
glib 1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; 2.easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
gratuitous 1. given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free; voluntary. 2.being without apparent reason, cause, or justification:
gregarious 1. fond of the company of others; sociable. 2.living in flocks or herds, as animals. 3.Botany . growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together. 4.pertaining to a flock or crowd.
grievous 1. very severe or painful: 2. very serious; heinous: 3. showing or marked by grief: 4. causing great pain or suffering:
gyrate 1. ( intr ) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis — adj 2. biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
harbinger [hahr-bin-jer] 1. a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. 2.anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign:
hectic characterized by intense agitation, excitement, confused and rapid movement, etc.:
heinous hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible:
hiatus 1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc. 2.a missing part; gap 3.any gap or opening.
idiosyncrasy 1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. 2.the physical constitution peculiar to an individual.
ignominious [ig-nuh-min-ee-uhs] 1. discreditable; humiliating: 2.bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible.
illustrious 1. highly distinguished; renowned; 2.glorious, as deeds or works:
immaculate 1. free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: 2.free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled. 3.free from fault or flaw; free from errors:
impeccable 1. faultless; flawless; irreproachable: 2.not liable to sin; incapable of sin.
impromptu 1. made or done without previous preparation: 2.suddenly or hastily prepared, made, etc.: 3.improvised; having the character of an improvisation.
impudent 1. mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
impunity 1. exemption from punishment. 2.immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action.
inane 1. lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: 2.empty; void.
incendiary 1. used or adapted for setting property on fire 2. a person who stirs up strife, sedition, etc.; an agitator
incorrigible 1. not easily swayed or influenced: 2. bad beyond correction or reform:
incredulous 1. disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical. 2.indicating or showing unbelief:
indignant feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base:
inept 1. without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. 2.generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
inevitable 1. unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: 2.sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable:
inherently existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute:
innate 1. existing in one from birth; inborn; native: innate musical talent. 2. originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience: an innate knowledge of good and evil.
innocuous [ih-nok-yoo-uhs] 1. not harmful or injurious; harmless: 2.not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; 3.not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid:
insidious 1. intended to entrap or beguile: 2.stealthily treacherous or deceitful: 3.operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect:
interminable [in-tur-muh-nuh-buhl] 1. incapable of being terminated; unending: 2.monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: 3.having no limits:
intimation to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.
iota 1. a very small quantity; jot; whit.
irrevocable not to be revoked or recalled; unable to be repealed or annulled; unalterable:
jocose [joh-kohs, juh-] given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful:
juxtapose to place close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
kitsch something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.
knave an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
laconic using few words; expressing much in few words; concise:
languish 1. to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade. 2.to lose vigor and vitality. 3.to suffer deprivation, hardship, or neglect: 4.to put on a tender, nostalgic, or melancholic expression
lascivious 1. inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: 2.arousing sexual desire: 3.indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or lewdness:
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