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VocabLevelFCh15

TermDefinition
adamant (adj) firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate,implacable, inflexible (n) an extremely hard substance
brouhaha (n) a confused hodgepodge of 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 a superior
definitive (adj) conclusive, final, the limit of what can be done
demeanor (n) the way a person behaves,overall impression made by comportment,manner, etc; 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; to calm, allay (as an emotion); reduce in intensity
onus (n) something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility) a stigma; blame
presentiment (n) a bague sense of approaching misfortune
profiligate (adj) given to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant (n) a person given to wild spending
remit (v) to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive; to lessen, diminish; 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
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