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vocab 15

adamant (adj.)firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; (n.) an extremely hard substance
brouhaha (n.) a confused hodgepodge sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified.
bulwark (n.) a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; (v.) to provide such defense or protection
choleric (adj.) easily made angry, bad-tempered
cloy (v.) to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate surfeit
curtail (v.) to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
deference (n.) courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to superior
definitive (adj.) conclusive, final, resenting the limit of what can be done
demeanor (n.) the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, ext.; facial appearance, mien
enigmatic (adj.) puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
impromptu (adj., adv.) without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; (n.) an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
mawkish (adj.) excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
mollify (v.) to soften, make gentle, pacify: to calm, ably (as emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
onus (n.) something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
presentiment (n) a vage sense of approaching misfortune
profligate (adj.) given over to dissipation and self indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; (n.) a person given to self- indulgent and wild spending.
remit (v.) to send or hand in(as money); to cancel(as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon, to lessen, diminish, to put off, postpone, defer
requisite (adj.) needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
sartorial (adj.) of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress(especially men's)
thwart (v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
Created by: Josearias on 2011-06-09

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