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Vocab Unit 7 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 7 Definitions 12th Grade Level G

Allay v. to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
Bestial adj. beast like, beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
Convivial adj. festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Coterie n a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
Counterpart n. a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
Demur v. to object or take exception to. n. an objection
Effrontery n. shameless boldness, imprudence
Embellish v. to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Ephemeral adj. lasting only a short time, short-lived
Felicitous adj. appropriate, apt, well chosen, marked by well being or good fortune, happy
Furtive adj. done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
Garish adj. glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in vulgar or offensive way
Illusory adj. misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
Indigent adj. needy, impoverished
Inordinate adj. far too great, exceeding reasonable limits; excessive
Jettison v. to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
Misanthrope n. a person who hates or despises people
Pertinacious adj. very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs, hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
Picayune adj. of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
Raiment n. clothing, garments
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