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Vocab Unit 9 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 9 Definitions 12th Grade Level G

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Acclamation n. a shout out welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
Bucolic adj. characteristic of the countryside, rural, relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
Calumniate v. to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
Chary adj. extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to); reserved, diffident
Collusion n secret agreement or cooperation
Dilettante n. a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; adj. superficial
Imperturbable adj. not easily excited; emotionally steady
Increment n. an enlargement, increase, addition
Mandate n. an authoritative command, formal order, authorization; v. to issue such an order
Paltry adj. trifling, insignificant, mean, despicable, inferior, trashy
Paroxysm n. a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
Pedantry n. a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
Peregrination n. the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
Redolent adj. fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
Refulgent adj. shining, radiant, resplendent
Shibboleth n. a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group or persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
Tyro n. a beginner, novice, one with little or no background or skill
Unremitting adj. not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up
Vacillate v. to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
Vituperative adj. harshly abusive, severely scolding
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