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VOCABULARY WORDS LIST
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Abscond – (v) To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest. Adversity - (n) Hardship, difficulty; opposition Aggravate – (v) to make worse/intensify something Arduous – (adj) hard to do, requiring much effort Belie – (v) to contradict, to give a false impression Bombast - (n) speech or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning Castigation – (n) Severe criticism or punishment Censure – (v) to criticize harshly Chicanery – (n) trickery, fraud, deception Coercive – (adj) Forcing someone to do something against their will; intimidate Condemn – (v) to express strong disapproval of Conspire – (v) to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal Covert – (adj) secret or hidden Cower – (v) To crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame Craven – (adj) lacking courage-coward Denigrate – (v)to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of Denounce – (v) to criticize publicly Discomfit – (v) to embarrass, unsettle Disingenuous – (adj) not candid; insincere; not honest Exacerbate –(v) to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse. Fraud –(n) a deliberate deception intended to produce unlawful gain Garrulous – (adj) talkative, rambling Impudent – (adj) disrespectful, characterized by improper bold behavior Inopportune – (adj) coming at a bad time; not appropriate Irascible – (adj) easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts Martial – (n) associated with war and the armed forces Misanthrope – (n) a person who hates or despises people Obdurate - (adj) stubborn; hardhearted Onerous – (adj) troubling; burdensome Perjury –(n) lying under oath Provoke – (v) anger, arouse, bring to action Recalcitrant – (adj/n) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance Secrete – (v) to ensconce, conceal, or stow Squander – (v) to spend foolishly, waste Abate - (v) to lessen in intensity or degree Accolade - (n) an expression of praise Adulation - (n) excessive praise; intense adoration Aesthetic - (adj.) dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful Ameliorate - (v) to make better or make more tolerable Ascetic - (n) one who practice rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion Avarice - (n) greed, esp. for wealth Axiom - (n) a universally recognized principle Burgeon - (v) to grow rapidly or flourish Bucolic - (adj.) rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants 3|Page
45. Cacophony - (n) harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance 46. Canon - (n) an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature 47. Catalyst - (n) a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that cause change 48. Caustic - (adj) burning or stinging; causing corrosion 49. Chary - (adj.) wary, cautious, sparing 50. Cogent - (adj.) appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing 51. Complaisance - (n) the willingness to comply with the wishes of others 52. Contentious - (adj.) argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement 53. Contrite - (adj.) regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness 54. Culpable - (adj.) deserving blame 55. Dearth - (n) smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack 56. Demur - (v) to question or oppose 57. Didactic - (adj.) intended to teach or instruct 58. Discretion - (n) cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions 59. Dogmatic - (adj.) expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or unprovable principles 60. Ebullience - (n) the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings 61. Eclectic - (adj.) composed of elements drawn...
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