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english final vocab

english final vocab

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deftskillful, nimble
copiousabundent, plentifull; wordy, verbose
squalidfilthy, wretched, debased
plodto walk heavily or slow; to work slowly
reprehensibledeserving blame or punishment
interto bury; to consign to oblivion
malevolentspiteful, showing ill will
bellicosewarlike in manner or temperment; quarrelsome
endemicnative or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
implacablenot to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
cogentforceful, convincing; revelant, to the point
demisea death, especially of a person in a lofty position
volublecharacterized by a ready flow of words; blig, fluent
infinitesimalso small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
capricioussubject to whims or passing fancies
expungeto erase, obliterate, destroy
patentexclusive rights over an invention; copyright; to arrange or obtain such rights; plain, open to view; copyrighted
truculentfierce and cruel; aggresive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
superciliousproud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
askewtwisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
affiliatedassociated, connected
phlematicslow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
infalliablefree from error; absolutely dependable
allureto entice, tempt; to be attractive to; a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
antipathya strong dislike, hostile feeling
nostalgiaa longing for something past; homesickness
imperviousnot affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
quiescentinactive; at rest
somnolentsleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
diffidentshy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
obviatedto anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
rampantgrowing without check, running wild
antithesisthe direct opposite; a sharp contrast
adversary(n.) an enemy, opponent
converge(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
stately(adj) dignified, majestic
ominous(adj) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pandemonium(n) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
repress(v) to hold back; to put down or check by force
misconstrue(v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
abhor(v) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
cursoryhasty; not thorough
chaos(n) great confusion, disorder
elated(adj) in high spirits, jubulant; extremely pleased
dissonant(adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
superficial(adj) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
officious(adj) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
harassto disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
chastise(v) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
potent(adj) powerful; highly effective
trenchant(adj) incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut
whet(v) to sharpen, make keen or eager
attainment(n) an accomplishment; the act of achieving
finite(adj) having limits; lasting for a limited time
obsolete(adj) out of date, no longer in use
contentious(adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
esteem(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgment
condolence(n) an expression of sympathy
applicable(adj) capable of being applied; revelant, suitable
spontaneous(adj) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
tangible(adj) capable of being touched; real, concrete
omnipotent(adj) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
buffeted(v) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; force one's way with difficulty; (n) a slap, blow
scrutinized(v) to examine closely
stolidnot easily moved, mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
discrepancy(n) a difference; a lack of agreement
animosity(n) strong dislike; bitter hostility
gibe(v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scorn
quandary(n) a state of perplexity or doubt
rescind(v) to repeal, cancel
lamentable(adj) to be regretted or pitied
vivacious(adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy
complacent(adj) self-satisfied; overly content
clandenstine(adj) secret, concealed; underhand
ascertain(v) to find out
acrid(adj) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
emaciated(adj) made unnaturally thin
stultify(v) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
brandish(v) to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
conflagration(n) a large destructive fire
facsimile(v) an exact copy
ruminate(v) to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
platitude(n) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
extirpate(v) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
disperse(v) to scatter, spread far and wide
destitute(adj) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
virulent(adj) extremely poisonous; full of malice, spiteful
duplicity(n) trechery, decietfulness
chagrin(n) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v) to cause such a feeling
decorum(n) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
benevolent(adj) kindly, charitable
voluminous(adj) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
ambidextrous(adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; decietful, hypocritical
loquacious(adj) talkative, wordy; fond of talking
deployed(v) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
palatable(adj) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
magnanimous(adj) generous in forgiving, above small meannesses
pretext(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse

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