Vocabulary Words

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Vocabulary Words
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  1. acute
    sharp
  2. disdain
    hatred
  3. futile
    useless
  4. resignation
    giving up on
  5. servile
    submissive
  6. benevolent
    wishing good to others
  7. discern
    to separate, see a difference
  8. pious
    religious
  9. resolute
    determined
  10. temperate
    moderate, not too hot or cold
  11. conciliatory
    willing to compromise
  12. enigma
    mystery
  13. provincial
    narrow-minded
  14. reticent
    shy, disinclined to speak
  15. virulent
    highly contagious
  16. aesthetic
    dealing with the arts/artistic side
  17. depravity
    morally corrupt
  18. euphonious
    pleasant sounding
  19. guile
    cunning
  20. lucid
    clear
  21. banal
    trite
  22. deride
    criticize
  23. extol
    to praise
  24. incessant
    unending, extravagent, wasteful
  25. complacent
    self-satisfied
  26. deter
    prevent
  27. gravity
    seriousness
  28. laudable
    deserving praise
  29. provocative
    attettion-attracting
  30. alleviate
    to relieve
  31. condone
    overlook
  32. didactic
    used to teach something
  33. fervor
    passion
  34. profound
    deep, meaningful
  35. ascetic
    not allow oneself luxuries or pleasures
  36. deference
    out of respect
  37. disparate
    difference
  38. insipid
    dull bland tasteless
  39. vacillate
    waver back and forth
  40. austere
    plain, unadorned
  41. conspicuous
    obvious
  42. dogmatic
    stubbornness, believe their is only one way
  43. philanthropy
    love of humankind, charitableness
  44. volition
    one's own will
  45. disparage
    belittle
  46. prosaic
    dull
  47. fastidious
    difficult to please
  48. languish
    become weak/depressed
  49. mitigate
    moderate
  50. ephermal
    short-lived
  51. profuse
    extravagent
  52. belligerent
    hostile
  53. censure
    condemn
  54. reprehensible
    deserving of rebuke
  55. compliant
    submissive
  56. expedient
    advantagous without being proper
  57. astute
    shrewd
  58. stagnation
    motionless
  59. engender
    produce
  60. exemplify
    be an example of
  61. fallacy
    false notion
  62. solicit
    seek
  63. orthodox
    conform
  64. preclude
    prevent
  65. relegated
    dropped
  66. incoherent
    confuse
  67. reproach
    scold
  68. indolence
    laziness
  69. efface
    erase, talk at great length about
  70. anecdote
    short story
  71. repress
    hold down
  72. condescend
    patronize
  73. congenial
    pleasant
  74. taciturn
    habitually silent
  75. ameliorate
    improve
  76. dubious
    uncertain
  77. credulous
    easily fooled
  78. cryptic
    mystifying
  79. innate
    inborn
  80. acquiesce
    agree with out protest
  81. immutable
    unchanged
  82. blasphemous
    show irreverence to God
  83. levity
    lightness
  84. sycophantic
    servile flattering
  85. atrophy
    wasting away
  86. static
    stationary
  87. coalesce
    come together
  88. ambivalence
    indifference to feelings of others
  89. esoteric
    peculiar
  90. extraneous
    surplus to what is acquired
  91. caustic
    like acid, corrosive
  92. incongruous
    not going well together
  93. appease
    to soothe, to pacify by giving into
  94. jeopardy
    danger
  95. remorse
    sadness, regret
  96. pivotal
    crucial
  97. scrupulous
    strict, careful
  98. refutation
    proof of error
  99. respite
    a rest, a period of relief
  100. stoical
    indifferent to pain or pleasure
  101. volatile
    highly unstable, explosive
  102. hedonism
    belief that pleasure is greatest good
  103. idiom
    • -style of speaking
    • OR
    • -phrase not meant literally
  104. apocryphal
    of doubtfal authenticity
  105. amity
    friendship
  106. auspicious
    favorable
  107. fickle
    capricious, unpredictable
  108. lethargy
    sluggishness, laziness or indifference
  109. hackneyed
    overused
  110. bastion
    stronghold, fortress
  111. trepidation
    fear, apprehension
  112. fortuitous
    accidental
  113. assuage
    lessen
  114. torpid
    sluggish
  115. furtive
    sly, secretive
  116. supercilious
    haughty
  117. innocuous
    harmless
  118. ambiguous
    unclear in meaning
  119. pauity
    scarcity
  120. emulate
    stive to equal or excel
  121. contite
    remorseful
  122. recalcitrant
    stubbornly disobediant
  123. diffident
    timid, lacking in self-confidence
  124. drone
    talk in a dull way
  125. nullify
    make valueless
  126. parsimony
    stinginess
  127. propriety
    properness, good manners
  128. tenacious
    gripping firmly or hard to defeat, stubborn (more positive)
  129. animated
    enlivened, moving extensively
  130. blithe
    carefree, cheerful
  131. dearth
    lack
  132. enthrall
    thrill
  133. irascible
    irritable
  134. venerate
    deeply respect

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