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Vocab Unit 14 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 14 Definitions 12th grade level G

Beatific adj. blissful, rendering or making blessed
Behemoth n. a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
Blandishment n. anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple polishing
Cacophonous adj.harsh sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
Chicanery n. trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double dealing
Consign v. to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
Coup n. a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
Euphemism n. a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one, a substitute
Febrile adj. feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
Gainsay v. to deny, contradict, controvert, to dispute, oppose
Imminent adj. about to happen; threatening
Innate adj. natural, inborn, inherent, built-in
Loath adj. unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
Manifest adj. clear, evident to the eyes or mind; v. to show plainly, exhibit, evince; n. a list of cargo and/or passengers
Minutiae n. small or trivial details, trifling matters
Moratorium n. a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
Nostrum n. an alleged cure-all, a remedy or scheme or questionable effectiveness
Pariah n. one who is rejected by a social group or organization
Visionary adj. not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; n. one given to far fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
Wizened adj. dry shrunken and wrinkled (often as a result of aging)
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