Vocab List 9

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Vocab List 9
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  1. done sparingly; consuming in moderation
    abstemious
  2. to lessen, ease, reduce in intensity
    allay
  3. characteristic of a former era, ancient
    atavistic
  4. a person who brags or boasts in a loud and empty manner
    braggart
  5. indirect, roundabout
    circuitous
  6. self-control, self-restraint
    continence
  7. to disconcert, to make one lose one's composure
    discomfit
  8. to shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful)
    eschew
  9. to use obsrtuctionist tactics, especially prolonged speech making, in order to delay something
    filibuster
  10. one who pursues pleasure as a goal
    hedonist
  11. red, especially blood red
    incarnadine
  12. to cover with a flood; to overwhelm as if with a flood
    inundate
  13. moving and bending with ease; marked by effortless grace
    lithe
  14. a small portion, limited quantity
    modicum
  15. a burden, an obligation
    onus
  16. an outcast
    pariah
  17. lying face downward in adoration or submission
    prostrate
  18. to send into exile, banish; assign
    relegate
  19. cold and steady in mood, gloomy; slow to act
    saturnine
  20. a principle, belief, or doctrine accepted by members of a group
    tenet

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