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Unit 14 Acock~Curtesy of Angel ^-~ All 22 terms

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Beatific- adjective   bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like; blissful; saintly  
behemoth-noun   any creature or thing of monstrous size or power  
blandishment-noun   something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.  
cacophonous-adjective   having a harsh or discordant sound  
chicanery-noun   trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry; a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade  
complaisant-adjective   inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant  
consign-verb   to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit; to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust; to ship, as by common carrier, esp. for sale or custody  
coup-noun/verb   a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment/overturn; upset  
euphemism-noun   the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt  
febrile-adjective   pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish  
gainsay-verb   to deny, dispute, or contradict; to speak or act against; oppose  
imminent-adjective   likely to occur at any moment; impending; projecting or leaning forward; overhanging  
innate-adjective   existing in one from birth; inborn; native; inherent in the essential character of something; originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience  
loath-adjective   unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse  
manifest-adjective/verb/noun   readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain/to prove; put beyond doubt or question/a list or invoice of goods transported by truck or train  
minutiae-noun   precise details; small or trifling matters  
moratorium-noun   a suspension of activity; an authorized period of delay or waiting  
nostrum- noun   a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine; a scheme, theory, device, etc., esp. one to remedy social or political ills; panacea  
pariah- noun   an outcast; any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided  
replete-adjective/verb   abundantly supplied or provided; filled/fill to satisfaction  
visionary-adjective/noun   given to or characterized by fanciful, not presently workable, or unpractical ideas, views, or schemes/a person who is given to audacious, highly speculative, or impractical ideas or schemes; dreamer  
wizened-adjective   lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness  


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