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ACT vocab words

QuestionAnswer
esoteric (es-ah-TER-ik) adjective intended for or understood by only a particular group
fulminate (FUL-mah-nate) verb to issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation
insouciant (in-SOO-see-ant) adjective marked by nonchalance; carefree
lachrymose (LAK-rah-mos) adjective weeping or inclined to weep; tearful
grandiloquent (adj) Using high flown, pompous, bombastic, words
fecund (FEE-kund) adjective 1 capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful 2 marked by intellectual productivity
foppish (FOP-ish) adjective dandified; stylish
hoi polloi (hoi-pah-LOI) noun the common people; the masses
inchoate (in-KOH-it) adjective 1in an initial or early stage; 2 imperfectly formed or developed
nabob (ney-bob) noun a person of great wealth or prominence
lugubrious (adj) mournful, dismal, or gloomy
maudlin (adj) effusively or tearfully sentimental
milquetoast (adj) one who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature
nadir (noun) the lowest point
exiguous (adj) quite scanty; meager
anachronism (adj) a person or a thing that is chronologically out of place
enervate (verb) to reduce the mental vigor or vitality or strength of
ephemeral (adj) lasting a very short time
fortuitous (adj) fortunate; lucky
hackneyed (adj) lacking in freshness or originality; cliché
Created by: raiver