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Q4 Master LIst

TermDefinition
indict formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime
indignant feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment
indulgent having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone.
judicious having
ratify sign or give formal consent to (a treaty
sanction a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
vindicate clear (someone) of blame or suspicion
altruistic showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
avarice extreme greed for wealth or material gain
benevolent well meaning and kindly
destitute without the basic necessities of life.
exorbitant (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high
lucrative producing a great deal of profit
mercenary a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
miserly (of a quantity) pitiably small or inadequate.
philanthropist a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others
procure obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
vocation a person's employment or main occupation,
aberration a characteristic that deviates from the normal type.
adamant refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
consternation feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
culpable deserving blame
deride express contempt for; ridicule
noxious harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant
reproach address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment
tirade a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
tout attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner
chagrin distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated
hubris excessive pride or self-confidence
unabashed not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
allocate distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose
atrophy gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect
burgeon begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish
copious abundant in supply or quantity.
dearth a scarcity or lack of something
gargantuan enormous
germinate begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy
hamper hinder or impede the movement or progress of
innate inborn; natural
plethora a large or excessive amount of (something).
quell put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by use of force.
rampant (of a person or activity) violent or unrestrained in action or performance
reap receive (a reward or benefit) as a consequence of one's own or other people's actions
ravenous extremely hungry
saturate cause (something) to become thoroughly soaked with liquid so that no more can be absorbed
viscous having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid
waning (especially of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker
sporadic occurring at irregular intervals, scattered or isolated.
dupe deceive; trick.
enigma a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand
fallacy a mistaken belief
belligerent hostile and aggressive
conflagration an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.
dire (of a situation or event) extremely serious or urgent.
elusive difficult to find, catch, or achieve
fortuitous happening by accident or chance rather than design
marred Spoiled or ruined the appearance of
nefarious (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.
serendipity development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
vanquish defeat thoroughly
aficionado (Sp.) enthusiast, devotee
guerilla (Sp.) one who engages in irregular warfare, esp. harassment and sabotage
junta (Sp.) group controlling a government esp. after a revolutionary seizure of power
que será será (Sp.) what will be, will be (sign of resignation)
a capella (Ital.) without accompaniment; choral singing
al dente (Ital.) lit: to the tooth; overcooked, still hard when eaten
alfresco (Ital.) outdoors
forte (Ital.) (in music) strong, loud; (of person) strong point, principal ability
illuminati (Ital.) (those) possessing enlightenment and wisdom
lingua franca (Ital.) lit: frankish tongue; common language used by people from different countries
prima donna (Ital.) leading female in an opera; may be used to signify a proud, vain, or selfish person
virtuoso (Ital.) one who excels in the technique of an art, esp. music; also adj.
hubris (Gk.) exaggerated pride often leading to disaster
iota (Gk.) Greek letter i; atom, jot
kudos (Gk.) fame and renown; compliments, praises
angst (Ger.) anxiety
blitzkrieg (Ger.) lit: lightning war; sudden and devastating strike
ersatz (Ger.) inferior substitute or imitation
chutzpah (Yid.) audacity, boldness
kibitzer (Yid.) one who looks on and often gives unwanted advice
steppe (Rus.) flat, treeless plain
gung ho (Chin.) excessively loyal or enthusiastic
origami (Jp.) art of folding paper into intricate patterns and models
taboo (Polynesian) prohibited; also noun
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