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vocab for dummies

vocab english

TermDefinition
tangible capable of being touched or felt having actual form and substance
quarry the object of a hunt;prey
disarming removing or overcoming suspicion;inspiring confidence
cultivated refined or cultured in manner
amenity something that adds to ones comfort or convenience
condone to forgive or overlook
droll amusingly odd or comical
scruple a feeling of uneasiness that keeps a person from doing something
solicity in a manner expressing care or concern
imperative absolutely necessary
zealous intensely enthusiastic
uncanny so remarkable as to seem supernatural
instigate to stir up;provoke
vestibule a small entryway within a building
agile able to move quickly and easily
falter to hesitate from lack of confidence or courage
ransack to search or examine vigorously
prudence the use of good judgment and common sense
ravage serious damage
assertion a statement
coveted greedily desired or wished for
chronicle a record of events
preclude to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance
impunity freedom from penalty or harm
immolation death or destruction
absconed to go away suddenly and secretly
repose to lie dead or at rest
termination an end, limit, or edge
subside to decrease in amount or intensity; settle down
aperture an opening, such as a hole or a gap
prospects chances or possibilities, especially for financial success
incessantly without interruption; continuously
vexation irritation; annoyance
pauper a poor person, especially one who depends on public charity
adulation excessive praise or flattery
disconsolate extremely depressed or dejected
aghast filled with shock or horror
gamut an entire range or series
privation that lack of basic necessity or a comfort of life
askew crooked, to one side
imminent about to occur
infallibility inability to make errors
doggedness persistence or stubbornness
reiterate to repeat
precariously insecurely; in a dangerous or unstable way
exotic excitingly strange
evanesce to disappear vanish
heresy action or opinion contrary to what is generally thought of as right.
Created by: H.Raja