Vocab 5

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Vocab 5
2011-11-30 22:06:13
vocabulary words unit

austere to gauntlet
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  1. Austere
    (adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
  2. Beneficent
    (adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
  3. Cadaverous
    (adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
  4. Concoct
    (v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
  5. Crass
    (adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
  6. Debase
    (v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
  7. Desecrate
    (v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
  8. Disconcert
    (v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
  9. Grandiose
    (adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
  10. Inconsequential
    (adj.) trifling, unimportant
  11. Infraction
    (n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
  12. Mitigate
    (v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
  13. Pillage
    (v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty
  14. Prate
    (v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
  15. Punctilious
    (adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
  16. Redoubtable
    (adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
  17. Reprove
    (v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
  18. Restitution
    (n.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
  19. Stalward
    (adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
  20. Vulnerable
    (adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
  21. Acrimonious
    (adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
  22. Bovine
    (adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
  23. Consternation
    (n.) dismay, confusion
  24. Corpulent
    (adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body
  25. Disavow
    (v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with
  26. Dispassionate
    (adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
  27. Dissension
    (n.) dissagreement, sharp difference of opinion
  28. Dissipate
    (v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
  29. Expurgate
    (v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
  30. Gauntlet
    (n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run betwwen them; an ordeal