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FLP Vocab

abjure recant solemnly
abrogate to abolish, do away with or annul, especially by authority
abstemious 1. Eating and drinking in moderation. 2. Characterized by abstinence or moderation.
acumen Quickness and keenness of judgment or insight
antebellum belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
auspicious 1. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious. 2. Marked by success; prosperous.
belie 1. to give a false representation to; misrepresent. 2. To show to be false; contradict.
bellicose warlike or hostile in matter or temperament
bowdlerize to remove material that is considered objectionable or offensive; expurgate
chicanery deception by trickery or sophistry
chromosome 1. A threadlike linear strand of DNA and associated with proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that carries the genes and functions in the transmission of hereditary info.
churlish 1. Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar. 2. Having a bad disposition; surly.
circumlocution 1. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language. 2. Evasiveness in speech or writing. 3. A roundabout expression.
circumnavigate 1. To proceed completely around. 2. To go around; circumvent.
deciduous 1. Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season. 2. Falling of or shed at a specific season or stage of growth. 3. Not lasting; ephemeral.
deleterious Having a harmful effect; injurious
diffident Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid
enervate to weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.
enfranchise 1. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote. 2. To free, as from slavery or bondage
epiphany 1. A Christian feast celebrating manifestation of divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles (January 6) 2. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being. 3. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something; a revelation.
equinox 1. Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approx equal. 2. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
Euro The basic unit of currency among members of the European Monetary Union
Evanescent Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
expurgate to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from a book before publication.
facetious playfully jocular; humorous.
fatuous foolishly silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.
feckless 1. lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective. 2. careless and irresponsible.
fiduciary 1a. Of/relating to a holding of something in trust for another. b. of/being a trustee/trusteeship. c. Held in trust. 2. Of/ consisting of legal tender, especially paper currency, authorized by government but not based on or convertible into gold/silver.
filibuster 1a. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. b. an instance of the use of such tactics. 2. an adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
gamete a reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.
gauche lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless
gerrymander to divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
hegemony the predominant influence of a state, region, group, over others.
hemoglobin the iron-containing pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates, consisting of about 6% hem & 94% globin. In vertebrates, hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body and carries carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs.
homogeneous 1. uniform in structure or composition. 2. of the same or similar nature or kind. 3. Math consisting of terms in the same degree or elements of the same dimension.
hubris overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance
hypotenuse the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
impeach 1a. to make an accusation against a person. b. to charge a public official with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal. 2.. to challenge the validity of; try to discredit.
incognito with one's identity disguised or concealed
incontrovertible impossible to dispute; unquestionable
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