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Vocab 14 Acock

Unit 14 Acock~Curtesy of Angel ^-~ All 22 terms

Beatific- adjective bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like; blissful; saintly
behemoth-noun any creature or thing of monstrous size or power
blandishment-noun something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.
cacophonous-adjective having a harsh or discordant sound
chicanery-noun trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry; a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade
complaisant-adjective inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant
consign-verb to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit; to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust; to ship, as by common carrier, esp. for sale or custody
coup-noun/verb a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment/overturn; upset
euphemism-noun the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
febrile-adjective pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish
gainsay-verb to deny, dispute, or contradict; to speak or act against; oppose
imminent-adjective likely to occur at any moment; impending; projecting or leaning forward; overhanging
innate-adjective existing in one from birth; inborn; native; inherent in the essential character of something; originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience
loath-adjective unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse
manifest-adjective/verb/noun readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain/to prove; put beyond doubt or question/a list or invoice of goods transported by truck or train
minutiae-noun precise details; small or trifling matters
moratorium-noun a suspension of activity; an authorized period of delay or waiting
nostrum- noun a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine; a scheme, theory, device, etc., esp. one to remedy social or political ills; panacea
pariah- noun an outcast; any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided
replete-adjective/verb abundantly supplied or provided; filled/fill to satisfaction
visionary-adjective/noun given to or characterized by fanciful, not presently workable, or unpractical ideas, views, or schemes/a person who is given to audacious, highly speculative, or impractical ideas or schemes; dreamer
wizened-adjective lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
Created by: AngelCalin