Vocab 4

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Vocab 4
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2011-10-13 00:25:59
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  1. to renounce under oath; to abandon forever; to abstain from
    abjure
  2. cursing, profane; extremely irrevent
    blasphemous
  3. critical; tending to blame and condemn
    censorious
  4. component, part; citizen, voter
    constituent
  5. to laugh at contemptuously, to make fun of
    deride
  6. to direct or impose with urgent appeal, to order with emphasis; to forbid
    enjoin
  7. feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity
    febrile
  8. lacking social refinement
    gauche
  9. a curse
    imprecation
  10. a temporary halting of the usual operations of government or control
    interregnum
  11. the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops, environment
    milieu
  12. stubbornly persistent, resistant to persuasion
    obdurate
  13. elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
    panegyric
  14. to arouse anger or resentment in; provoke
    pique
  15. to grow by rapid production of new parts; increase in number
    proliferate
  16. excessively sweet or sentimental
    saccharine
  17. having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive
    specious
  18. gaudy, cheap, showy
    tawdry
  19. so keen and perceptive as to seem supernatural, peculiarly unsettling
    uncanny
  20. sickly pale
    wan

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