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Vocab Unites 4-9

Junior Year- Vocab Unites 4-9

QuestionAnswer
umbrage shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; offense; a vague suspcion
surmise to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; likely idea that lacks definite proof
unctuous excessicely smooth or smig; trying too hard to give an impression of earnstness; fatty, oily
proclivity a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
expiate to make amends, make up for
petunlant peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
ingratiate to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
exhort to urge strongly
expostulate to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnst reasoning
inadvertent resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional; accidental
lurid causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
transcend to rise above, or beyond, exceed
ferment a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulance; to be in or work into such a state
commiserate to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
lassitude weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
inveigh to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
bombastic pompous or overblown in language; full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
aplomb poise, ,assurance, great self-confidence
provincial pertaining to an outlying area; narrow in mind or outlook; a person with a narrow point of view
peculate to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's one use
appropation the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
assuage to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
hackneyed used so often as to lack freshness or originally
callow without experience; immature; not fully developed
adventitious resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental
sangfroid composure or coolness especially in trying circumstances
prerogative a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
innuendo a hint; indirect suggestion or reference
interloper one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
drivel saliva or mucus flowing form the mouth or nose;foolish;aimless talk; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
ex officio by virtue of holding a certain office
stringent strict, severe; regorously or urgently binding or compelling, sharp or bitter to the taste
coalition a combination, union, or merger or some specific purpose
permeate to spread through, penetrate, soak through
occult mysterious, magical, supernatural; matters involving the supernatural
hiatus a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
vitriolic bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong hold)
infringe to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
decadence decline, decay or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
epitome a summary, condensed account; represents a larger reality
circuitous roundabout, not direct
noncommittal not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
simulate to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs
wheedle to use coaxing or falttery to gain some desired end
abominate to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ameriorate to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
elicit to draw forth, to bring out from some source (such as another person)
meritorious worhty, deserving recognition and praise
precipitate to fall as moisture; to hurl down from a great height; characterized by a distinct haste
ascribe to assign or refer to, attribute
intrinsic belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent
intercede to plead on behalf of someone else; to seve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
acculturation the modification of the social patterns, traits; the resultant blend
nominal existing in name only, not realtoo small to be considered taken seriously
millennium a period of one thousand years, a period of great joy
jaded wearied, wornout, dulled ( in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence
enjoin to direct or order; to prohibit
obium hatred, contempt
ignoble mean, low, base
squeamish inclined to nausea; easily chocked or upset
corpulent fat; having a large, bulky load
bovine resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
acrimonious stinging, bitter in temper or tone
gauntlet a challenge
susceptible open to; easily influenced
expurgate to remove objectionable passage or words from a written text; to purify
disspassionate impartial, calm, free from emotion
perfidy faithlessness, treachery
disavow to deny responsibility for or connection with
intemperate immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
dissipate to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
dissension disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
impugn to call into question, to attack as false
hypothetical based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
relegate to place in a lower position; to assign, to refer, turn over; to banish
abate to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
grandious grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or granduer; exaggerated
redoubtable inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
stalwart strong, sturdy, brave; a strong supporter
mitiagte to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
desecrate to commit sacrilege upon, pollute
infraction a breaking of a law or obligation
cadaverous pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
inconsequential trifling, unimportant
beneficent performing acts of kindness or charity; confering benefits, doing good
austere severe or stern in manner; harsh or sour in flavor
punctilious very careful and exact; attentive to fine points
pillage to rob of goods; booty, act of looting
crass coarse, unfeeling; stupid
restitution the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position
vulnerable open to attack
prate to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
reprove to find fault with, scold, rebuke
debase to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade
disconcert to confuse; disturb the composure of
concoct to create
penury severe poverty
pretentious doing for show
adulation extreme flattery
novice beginner
nebulous cloudlike
dilatory intending to delay
recapitulate to review a series of facts, to sum up
culpable deserving blame
anathema an object of extreme dislike
supposition something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid sluggish; dull; inactive
egregious standing out in a bad way
irresolute RON KLOSKA (can not make up somes mind)
equivocate talking in a way that allows more than one interuption
resuscitate bring back to life
avarice a greedy desire
slovenly untidy, dirty, careless
astute shrewd, crafty
evanescent passing by
expedite to make easy
consternation dismay, confusion
subservient subordinent in capacity or role; submissively obiedient; seving to promote some end
seditious resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous thin' slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness, of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
Created by: Eagles10