Vocab Units 7- 9 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
redolentaudio_icon.gif1. smelling; 2. reminding you of something
refulgentaudio_icon.gifshining brightly
shibbolethaudio_icon.gifa word used to test to membership to a certain group; slogan
unremittingaudio_icon.gifnever stopping
acclamationaudio_icon.gifshout of enthusiastic approval by many people
bucolicaudio_icon.gifrelating to rural life
calumniateaudio_icon.gifslander; make hurtful untrue comments
charyaudio_icon.gifcareful; afraid of risks
collusionaudio_icon.gifconspiracy; secret agreement for illegal purpose
dilettanteaudio_icon.gifamateur; someone who is interested in something but doesn't know very much
imperturbableaudio_icon.gifnot easily upset
incrementaudio_icon.gifamount of increase
mandateaudio_icon.gifan order; command
paltryaudio_icon.gifridiculously small
paroxysmaudio_icon.gifsudden outburst
pedantryaudio_icon.gifoverly ambitious display of knowledge; excessive attention to details or rules
peregrinationaudio_icon.giftraveling, esp. by foot
vacillateaudio_icon.gifwaver; sway back and forth (often in decision)
vituperativeaudio_icon.gifcontaining harsh, angry, abusive criticism