Vocab Units 7-8 Flashcards

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allayaudio_icon.gifrelieve, calm
bestialaudio_icon.gifbeastlike, brutal
convivialaudio_icon.gifsociable, festive
coterieaudio_icon.gifexclusive circle of people with a common purpose
counterpartaudio_icon.gifone that closely resembles another
demuraudio_icon.gifobject; oppose
effronteryaudio_icon.gifshameless boldness; nerve
embellishaudio_icon.gifadd details to, exaggerate
ephemeralaudio_icon.giflasting a very short time, short-lived
felicitousaudio_icon.gifhaving happiness or good luck; appropriate
furtiveaudio_icon.gifsecretive, sneaky, done to escape notice
garishaudio_icon.giftastelessly showy; so colorful as to be in bad taste
illusoryaudio_icon.gifmisleading; deceptive; causing illusion
indigentaudio_icon.gifextremely poor
inordinateaudio_icon.gifexcessive; too much
jettisonaudio_icon.gifget rid of something unwanted; throw away
pertinaciousaudio_icon.gifunwilling to give up; stubborn
picayuneaudio_icon.gifof small value or importance; trivial
allegeaudio_icon.gifclaim without proof
arrantaudio_icon.gifcomplete, utter, downright
badinageaudio_icon.gifplayful conversation; discussion with a lot of jokes
conciliateaudio_icon.gifmake calm; win over
countermandaudio_icon.gifcommand to cancel a previous order or command
echelonaudio_icon.giflevel or rank
exacerbateaudio_icon.gifto make worse
fatuousaudio_icon.gifvery stupid; unreal
irrefutableaudio_icon.gifimpossible to deny or prove wrong
juggernautaudio_icon.giflarge, unstoppable force or power that crushes whatever is in its way
lackadaisicalaudio_icon.gifshowing no interest or enthusiasm
litanyaudio_icon.giflong list of things that someone talks about
macabreaudio_icon.gifgruesome or frightening, usually involving death
paucityaudio_icon.giflack; few in number
portendaudio_icon.gifpredict or foreshadow; give warning of
razeaudio_icon.gifdemolish; destroy to the ground
recantaudio_icon.giftake back a statement made earlier
saturateaudio_icon.gifsoak, fill, or load to capacity
sloughaudio_icon.gifto shed, get rid of (esp. skin)
saturnineaudio_icon.gifgloomy, bitter, and overly serious