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Vocab. - Level H

Unit 13

Vocab. - Level HUnit 13
accolade (n.) praise or approval; a ceremonial embrace or greeting
acerbity (n.) sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity of manner or expression
attrition (n.) the process of wearing down by friction or gradual impairment
bromide (n.) a trite or commonplace remark; a tiresome or boring person; a sedative
chauvinist (adj.) extravagantly patriotic; blindly devoted to a cause; (n.) such a person
chronic (adj.) continuing over a long period of time or recurring often
expound (v.) to explain in detail
factionalism (n.) partly strife and intrigue
immaculate (adj.) spotless; without blemish or fault
imprecation (n.) a curse; the act of cursing
ineluctable (adj.) not able to be avoided, changed, or overcome
mercurial (adj.) characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes of mood; fickle or inconstant
palliate (v.) to make less serious or severe by glossing over; to relieve without actually curing, mitigate
protocol (n.) customs and regulations dealing with official behavior and etiquette, as in a court or among diplomats; a type of international agreement; a memorandum, official account or record
resplendent (adj.) shining or gleaming brilliantly; splended or magnificent
stigmatize (v.) to brand or mark as in some way discreditable, disgraceful, or ignominious
sub rosa (adv.) in secret; confidentially; privately; (adj.) secretive
vainglory (n.) excessive pride in and boastfulness about one's own accomplishments or qualities; a vain show or display
vestige (n.) a trace or visible evidence of something that once existed by now is lost or vanished
volition (n.) the power to choose, will, or decide; the act of choosing, willing, or deciding
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