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Ultimate vocab amstu

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epiphany n.) a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something; a revelation.
facetious adj.) playfully jocular; humorous:
feckless adj.) lacking purpose or vitality; careless or irresponsible.
fiduciary adj.) of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another; held in trust.
filibuster n.) The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
gauche adj.) Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
gerrymander verb) To divide a geographic area into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
hegemony noun) The predominant influence of a state, region, or group over others:
hubris noun) Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.
incognito adj or adv) With one’s identity disguised or concealed.
abjure (verb): to renounce
auspicious (adj): marked by favorable circumstances; successful; prosperous
abrogate (verb): to abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
circumlocution (noun): the use of wordy and indirect language; evasiveness in speech and writing
antebellum (adj): belonging to a period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
abstemious adj) marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol
enervate verb) lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor
acumen noun) keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination
enfranchise verb) Meaning: to set free
belie verb)to give a false idea of
bellicose adj)feeling or displaying eagerness to fight
chicanery noun) the use of clever underhanded actions to achieve an end
churlish adj)having or showing crudely insensitive or impolite manners
deleterious adj) causing or capable of causing harm
diffident adj)not comfortable around people
expurgate To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable materials from a work before publication
Homogenous Uniform in structure or composition; of the same or similar nature or kind.
incontrovertible Impossible to dispute; unquestionable
Impeach to make an accusation against a person
Evanescent Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.
infrastructure The basic system or underlying structure of an organization, community, or society.
suffragist (n) An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.
supercilious (adj) feeling or showing haughty disdain.
usurp (v) to seize and hold; to take over or occupy without right.
xenophobe (n) A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
unctuous (adj) characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.
tempestuous (adj) characterized by violent emotions or actions; tumultuous; stormy.
. laissez faire (n) (2) noninterference in the affairs of others. economics
lexicon (n) a stock of terms; a vocabulary
totalitarian (adj) a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed.
obsequious (adj) full of or exhibiting servile compliance;
reciprocal (adj) Done, given, felt, or owed in return
reparation (noun) the act or process of making amends for a wrong
loquacious adj) very talkative
paradigm (noun) assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality
Sanguine (adj) cheerfully confident; optimistic
vacuous (adj) devoid of substance or meaning; inane
irony (noun) an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected
vehement (adj) forceful or intense in expression, emotion, or conviction
pecuniary (adj) ) of or relating to money
Fatuous (adj) foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.
Inculcate (v.) to impress something upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.
Jejune (adj) (1) not interesting or dull; (2) lacking maturity, childish.
Kinetic (adj) produced by motion.
. Kowtow (v.) to show servile deference:
. Lugubrious (adj) mournful, dismal, or gloomy,
Moiety (n) a part, portion, or share.
. Nonsectarian (adj) not limited or associated with a particular religious denomination.
. Plagiarize (v) to use and pass off as one’s own.
Tautology (n) needless repetition, redundancy.
bowdlerize to remove material that is considered objectionable from a publication.
circumnavigated (v.) = to proceed completely around, to go around
Equinox (n.) either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the equator
Metamorphosis (n) change in appearance, character, condition, or function; a transformation.
Interpolate (v. to insert or introduce between other elements or parts, particularly in a text or conversation.
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