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Avalos Week 7

Words 21-70

Abscond to leave secretly
Bombastic pompous in speech and manner
Capricious changing one's mind quickly and often
Desiccate to dry out thoroughly
Elegy a sorrowful poem or speech
Fawn to grovel
Garrulous tending to talk a lot
Naïve lacking sophistication or experience
Paragon model of excellence or perfection
Venerate to respect deeply
Abyss an extremely deep hole
Castigate to punish or criticize harshly
Diatribe an abusive, condemnatory speech
Eloquent persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Iconoclast one who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
Pedant someone who shows off learning
Perfunctory done in a routine way; indifferent
Specious deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Tacit done without using words
Zeal passion, excitement
Adulterate to make impure
Advocate to speak in favor of
Burgeon to grow and flourish
Catalyst something that brings about a change in something else
Diffident lacking self-confidence
Embellish to add ornamental or fictitious details
Gregarious outgoing, sociable
Metaphor a figure of speech comparing two different things, a symbol
Obstinate stubborn, unyielding
Stigma a mark of shame or discredit
Aesthetic concerning the appreciation of beauty
Caustic biting in wit
Dilate to make larger, expand
Emulate to copy; to try to equal or excel
Fervid intensely emotional, feverish
Permeate to penetrate
Stolid unemotional, lacking sensitivity
Taciturn silent, not talkative
Veracity filled with truth and accuracy
Waver to fluctuate between choices
Aggrandize to increase in power, influence and reputation.
Chaos great disorder or confused situation
Dilatory intended to delay
Engender to produce, cause, or bring about
Imperturbable not capable of being disturbed
Lament to express sorrow, to grieve
Obviate to prevent; to make unnecessary
Pervade to be present throughout, to permeate
Repudiate to reject the validity of
Tirade long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Created by: cavalos
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