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Lores gre

Vocab Words Hit Parade 1

QuestionAnswer
To depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide Abscond
Deviating from the norm Aberrant
Eager and enthusiastic willingness Alacrity
Deviation from the normal order form or rule ;abnormality Anomaly
An expression of approval or praise Approbation
Arduous Strenuous, requiring tons of effort
Assuage To lessen or weaken
Audacious daring and fearless
Austere without adornment; bare
Axiomatic Taken as a given
Capricious inclined to change one's mind impulsively, unpredictable
Censure To criticize severely; to officially rebuke
Chicanery Trickery
Convoluted Complex or complicated
Discordantt Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
Disparate Fundamentally district or dissimilar
Effrontery Extreme boldness
Enervate To weaken; to reduce in vitality
Ennui Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom
Erudite Very learned, scholarly
Extemporaneous improvised
Filibuster intentional obstruction;esp using a prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
Ingenuous artless, frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
Inured accustomed to accepting something undesirable
Irascible easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
Laud to praise highly
Lucid clear, easily understood
Magnanimity the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp in forgiving
Martial associated with war and the armed forces
Mundane of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
Nascent coming into being
Nebulous vague and cloudy
Neologism a new word, expression or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
Noxious harmful, injurious
Obtuse lacking sharpness or intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
Obviate to anticipate and make unnecessary
Onerous troubling, burdensome
Paean a song or hymn of praise and joy
Parody a humorous imitation
Perennial recurrent through the year or many years
Perfidy intentional breech of faith; treachery
Perfuntory done w/o care or interest
Perspicacious acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
Prattle to babble meaninglessly
Precipitate1 acting with excessive haste or impulse
Precipitate2 to harm in anticipation
Predilection a disposition in favor of something; preference
Prescience foreknowledge of events
Prevaricate to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
Qualms misgivings, reservations; causes to be hesitant
Recant to retract
refute to disprove
Relegate to forcibly assign, esp to a lower place or position
Reticent Quiet, reserved, reluctant to express feelings and thoughts
Solicitous concerned and attentive; eager
Sordid Characterized by filth, grime or squalor
Squander to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
Stupefy to stun or baffle
Stymie to block
Synthesis The combination of parts to make a whole
Torque a force that causes rotation
Tortuous winding, twisting
Truculent fierce and cruel; eager to fight
Veracity truthfulness, honesty
Virulent Extremely harmful or poisonous, hostile or antagonistic
Voracious having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit
Waver to move to and fro; to sway
Created by: lores629
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