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TermDefinition
banal boring; commonplace; trite
bellicose someone who likes to argue; quarrelsome; warlike
finesse a talent; delicate skill
glib doesn’t care about others; smooth but insincere
pseudonym not a person’s real name; fictitious name
lampoon to make fun of; satirize
lugubrious sad; mournful
nefarious mean; wicked; law-breaking
nemesis an enemy; unconquerable foe; avenger
purloin to take something that doesn’t belong to you; to steal
abject really bad; miserable; wretched
prosaic plain; ordinary; commonplace
propriety polite manners; convent
hyperbole to stretch the truth; An obvious exaggeration
admonish warn; caution; urge strongly
commensurate equal to; in proportion
phlegmatic quiet; indifferent; sluggish
distraught mad; upset; agitated
euphemism softer word; mild substitute expression
nebulous not clearly defined; hazy; vague
assimilate become part of; absorb; incorporate
cognizant to know something is happening; aware of or informed about something
revile to insult a person; attack with names
discursive talking forever; rambling; long-winded
ennui boredom; listlessness; disinterest
farcical funny; ridiculous; exaggeratedly comical
fortuitous happening at the right time; fortunate; occurring by chance
feign to pretend; to make up
mesmerism can’t stop watching; hypnotism; intense fascination
incognito nobody recognizes you; in disguise; under a false name
adroit clever; skillful in a mental or physical way
allay to make someone feel better; to lessen; to relieve
omniscient all knowing; having infinite knowledge
blazon to proclaim; to display publicly
bravado thinking you have courage when you really don’t; false bravery
choleric mean; having or showing a bad temper
colloquy a conversation or conference
despot a cruel ruler; an absolute ruler; a tyrant
expatriate one who lives outside their native country
bi two
dirge a sad song/poem; a funeral hymn
vis/vid see
re again; back; backwards
phon/o/e/y sound
dict speak; say
de separation
graph/y writing; recording; written.
sub under
port carry
mis/mit send/put
poli city
photo light
sol/soly alone
soci to join; companions
spir breathe
monos one; alone
man hand
tri three
quartus fourth
decem/deca ten
Created by: Mrs. Washok