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VocabLevelFCh13

TermDefinition
abet (v) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver (v) to affirm, declare confiently
blatant (adj) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous especially in an unfavorable sense
broach (v) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid (n) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
buttress (v) to support, prop up, strengthen (n) a supporting structure
carousal (n) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate (v) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities etc to arrange in order for some specific purpose
connoisseur (n) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate (adj) deeply unhappy or dejected, without hope, beyond consolation
encumber (v) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc) to fill up,block up, hinder
foment (v) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly (adj) frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean (adj) relating to hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
impassive (adj) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious (adj) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible (adj) unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed (adj, part) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune (adj) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
prolific (adj) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder (n) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
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