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CAT Vocab Wordlist 1

sui generis adjective: 1. Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique
undulation noun: 1. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves. 2. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance. 3. One of a series of waves or wavelike segments.
furtive adjective: 1. Done by stealth; surreptitious; secret; as, a furtive look. 2. Expressive of stealth; sly; shifty; sneaky. 3. Stolen; obtained by stealth. 4. Given to stealing; thievish; pilfering.
bowdlerize verb: 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive. 2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content
celerity noun: 1.Rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness.
shibboleth noun: 1. A peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular group of persons. 2. A slogan; a catchword. 3. A common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth.
apogee noun: 1. The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth. 2. The farthest or highest point; culmination.
gauche adjective: 1. Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.
louche adjective: 1. Of questionable taste or morality; disreputable or indecent; dubious; shady
dulcet adjective: 1. Pleasing to the ear; melodious; harmonious. 2. Generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable. 3. (Archaic) Sweet to the taste.
leitmotif noun: 1. In music drama, a marked melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea in a play. 2. A dominant and recurring theme.
adumbrate verb: 1. To produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch. 2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow. 3. To suggest, indicate, or disclose partially. 4. To cast a shadow over; to shade; to obscure
sedulous adjective: 1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious. 2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance
glabrous adjective: 1. Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness
peripatetic adjective: 1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant. 2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle or to his followers
ineluctable adjective: 1. Impossible to avoid or evade; inevitable
sapid adjective: 1. Having taste or flavor, especially having a strong pleasant flavor. 2. Agreeable to the mind; to one's liking
cosset verb: 1. To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper. noun: 1. A pet, especially a pet lamb.
hortatory adjective: 1. Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."
pother noun: 1. A commotion; a disturbance. 2. A state of nervous activity; a fuss. 3. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers. verb: 1. To make confused; trouble; worry. 2. To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss
mores plural noun: 1. The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group. 2. Moral attitudes. 3. Customs; habits; ways.
oneiric adjective: 1. Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of dreams; dreamy.
paragon noun: 1. A model of excellence or perfection; as, "a paragon of beauty; a paragon of eloquence."
aver verb: 1. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth. 2. (Law) To assert, claim, or declare as a fact
disport verb: 1. To amuse oneself in light or lively manner; to frolic. transitive verb: 1. To divert or amuse. 2. To display.
undulation noun: 1. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves. 2. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance. 3. One of a series of waves or wavelike segments.
salutary adjective: 1. Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous. 2. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health
gravid adjective: 1. Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
ebullient adjective: 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited. 2. Boiling up or over.
prestidigitation noun: 1. Skill in or performance of tricks; sleight of hand
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