Vocab 1 2 AND 3

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Vocab 1 2 AND 3
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  1. Acidulous-
    slightly sour
  2. Baleful-
    full of menacing or malign influence
  3. Bellicose-
    inclined or eager to fight, aggressively hostile.
  4. Bilious-
    extremely unpleasant or distasteful.
  5. Bumptious-
    offensively self-addertive
  6. Captious-
    apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.
  7. Churlish-
    difficult to work or deal with.
  8. Complaisant-
    inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious.
  9. Contrite-
    filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement, sincere remorse.
  10. Convivial-
    friendly, agreeable, fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company
  11. Craven-
    cowardly, contemptibly timid.
  12. Debonair-
    courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm.
  13. Dyspeptic-
    gloomy, pessimistic, and irritiable.
  14. Lachrymose-
    given to shedding tears readily, tearful, mournful.
  15. Neurasthenic-
    a person suffering a nervous breakdown
  16. Adonis-
    a very handsome young man
  17. Bacchanal-
    anoccasion of drunken revelry
  18. Cassandra-
    someone who constantly predicts bad news.
  19. Cornucopia-
    an abundant, overflowing supply.
  20. Erotic-
    of, pertaining to, or treating of sexual love.
  21. Herculean-
    Having enormous strength, courage, or size
  22. Hermetic-
    not affected by outward influence or power; isolated
  23. Hydra-
    a persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as one aspect is solved.
  24. Hymeneal-
    of or pertaining to marriage.
  25. Iridescent-
    displaying a spectrum of colors that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer's position changes
  26. Narcissism-
    inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
  27. Odyssey-
    any long eventful journey.
  28. Olympian-
    an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
  29. Palladium-
    anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.
  30. Phoenix-
    a person or thing of peerless beauty or excellence; paragon.
  31. jingoist
    extreme pratrionism, likes war like policy
  32. lathario
    a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women.
  33. Maverick
    a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas:
  34. Nemesis
    something that a person cannot conquer, achieve,
  35. philanderer
    to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
  36. Philippic
    any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation.
  37. Procrustean
    tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.
  38. Protean
    changeable in shape or form,
  39. Pyrrhic
    an unwelcomed victory
  40. Quixotic
    extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
  41. saturnine
    sluggish in temperament; gloomy
  42. Solecism
    a breach of good manners or etiquette.
  43. Spoonerism
    the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow.
  44. Sybarite
    a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
  45. Tawdry
    showy and cheap.

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