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TermDefinition
adverse preventing success or development
affable friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
antipathy a deep-seated feeling of dislike
archetype a very typical example of a certain person or thing
ascetic suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline
astute showing ability to accurately assess situations and turn them to one's advantage
banal lacking in originality
bodacious excellent, admirable, or attractive
candid truthful and straightforward
comprise settlement of differences by mutal concessions
deferred put off (an action or event) to a later time
discretion freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation
disdain consider to be unworthy of one's consideration
edify instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually
enigma puzzling or contradictory character, occurrence or situation
enormity great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong
erudite having or showing knowledge that is learned by studying
esoteric intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
ethereal extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
exacerbated make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
exonerate release someone from (a duty or obligation)
flouted openly disregard (a rule, law or convention)
gratuitous uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted
hermetic (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight
hiatus a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process
idiosyncrasy a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual
incited encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior)
ineffable too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
lethargy a lack of energy and enthusiasm
malleable able to be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking
obfuscated render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
obsequiously characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning
obtuse annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand
officious assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters
omen an event regarded as a portent of good or evil
onerous (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome
opulent ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish
ostensibly apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually
palpable (especially of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to be almost touched or felt; clear to the mind or plain to see
perfunctory (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection
precluded prevented from happening; make impossible
preempted prevented or forestalled; acquired or appropriated in advance
putative generally considered or reputed to be
replete filled or well-supplied with something; very full of or sated by food
resolute admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering
ruminated having thought deeply about something
salient most noticeable or important
sanguine optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
sinuously in a curvaceous, lithe, or supple manner
specious superficially plausible, but actually wrong
stipulate demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement
stoic enduring pain and hardship without showing one's feelings or complaining
surfeit an excessive amount of something
tangible perceptible by touch
temerity excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
viable capable of working successfully; feasible
virulent extremely severe or harmful in its effects; bitterly hostile
Created by: MzYasuda