Vocab Units 1-5

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Vocab Units 1-5
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  1. hackneyed
    used so often as to lack frehsness or originality
  2. innuendo
    a hint, indirect suggestion, or referencce
  3. intercede
    to plead on behalf of someone else; to serce as a third part or go between in a disagreement
  4. petulant
    peevish, annoted by trifles,easily irratated
  5. provincial
    peratining to any outlying area, local; narrow in mind or outlook
  6. ameliorate
    to improve, make better, correct a flaw
  7. callow
    without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
  8. ex officio
    by virtue of holding a certain office
  9. ingratiate
    to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance
  10. lassitude
    weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
  11. occult
    mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
  12. stringent
    strict, severe; rigoursly or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
  13. surmise
    to think or believe witout certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
  14. acculturation
    the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the rultant blend
  15. adventitious
    resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidetal, not essential; acquired
  16. enjoin
    to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authorative way; to prohibit
  17. expedite
    to make easy, cause to progress faster
  18. expiate
    to make amends, make up for
  19. ferment
    a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulenc
  20. inadvertent
    resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
  21. nominal
    existing in name only, not real; to small to be considered
  22. peculate
    to steal something that has been given in ones trust
  23. proclivity
    a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
  24. seditious
    resistant to lawful authority; having the purpse of throwing an established government
  25. tenuous
    thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or signifigance; lacking a sound basis
  26. wheedle
    to use coaxe or flattery to gain some desired end
  27. affable
    courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
  28. amorphous
    shapeless, witout definite form; no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
  29. contraband
    illegal traffic, smuggles goods
  30. erudite
    scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
  31. inscrutable
    incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
  32. insular
    relating to, characteristic of, or situated on a nisland; narrow or isolated in outlook
  33. propensity
    a natural inclination or predilection toward
  34. querulous
    peevish, complaining, fretful
  35. remonstrate
    to argue or please with someone against something, protest against, object ot
  36. repudiate
    to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
  37. scurrilous
    coarsely abusive, vulgar or low
  38. sedulous
    persisten, showing industry anddetermination

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