1.15.11 Vocab

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  2. stentorian
    • adjective
    • very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice.
  3. expository
    • adjective
    • of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository writing.
  4. felicitous
    • adjective
    • 1.well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
    • 2.having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
  5. vociferous
    • adjective
    • 1.crying out noisily; clamorous.
    • 2.characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.
  6. imbibe
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink: He imbibed great quantities of iced tea.
    • 2.to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat: Plants imbibe moisture from the soil.
    • 3.to take or receive into the mind, as knowledge, ideas, or the like: to imbibe a sermon; to imbibe beautiful scenery.
  7. dispassion
    • noun
    • the state or quality of being unemotional or emotionally uninvolved.
  8. apprehension
    • noun
    • 1.anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil.
    • 2.the faculty or act of apprehending, especially intuitive understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level.
    • 3.acceptance of or receptivity to information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension.
    • 4.a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
    • 5.the act of arresting; seizure.
  9. trepidation
    • noun
    • 1.tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
    • 2.trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
  10. imperturbation
    • noun
    • freedom from perturbation; tranquillity; calmness.
  11. obfuscating
    • 1.to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
    • 2.to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
    • 3.to darken.
  12. diaphanous
    • 1.very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
    • 2.delicately hazy.
  13. primeval
    • adjective
    • of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world: primeval forms of life.
  14. cultivated
    • adjective
    • 1.prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
    • 2.produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
    • 3.educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.
  15. moribund
    • 1.in a dying state; near death.
    • 2.on the verge of extinction or termination.
    • 3.not progressing or advancing; stagnant: a moribund political party.
  16. subjugation
    • noun
    • the act, fact, or process of subjugating, or bringing under control; enslavement: The subjugation of the American Indians happened across the country.
  17. sinecure
    • 1.an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
    • 2.an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
  18. vernacular
    • adjective
    • 1.(of language) native or indigenous ( opposed to literary or learned).
    • 2.expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem.
    • 3.using such a language: a vernacular speaker.
    • 4.of or pertaining to such a language.
    • 5.using plain, everyday, ordinary language.
  19. indelible
    • adjective
    • 1.making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
    • 2.that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.
  20. admonish
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
    • 2.to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner: The teacher admonished him about excessive noise.
    • 3.to urge to a duty; remind: to admonish them about their obligations.
  21. oft
    often
  22. revile
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
  23. florid
    • adjective
    • 1.reddish; ruddy; rosy: a florid complexion.
    • 2.flowery; excessively ornate; showy: florid writing.
    • 3.Obsolete . abounding in or consisting of flowers.
  24. addle
    • verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
    • 1.to make or become confused.
    • 2.to make or become rotten, as eggs.
  25. diffident
    • adjective
    • 1.lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
    • 2.restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc.
  26. iniquitous
    • adjective
    • characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
  27. languid
    • adjective
    • 1.lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner.
    • 2.lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent.
    • 3.drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint.
  28. burgeoning
    • verb (used without object)
    • 1.to grow or develop quickly; flourish: The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.
    • 2.to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often followed by out, forth ).
  29. forlorn
    • adjective
    • 1.desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
    • 2.lonely and sad; forsaken.
    • 3.expressive of hopelessness; despairing: forlorn glances.
    • 4.bereft; destitute: forlorn of comfort.
  30. brazen
    • adjective
    • 1. shameless or impudent: brazen presumption.
    • 2.made of brass.
    • 3.like brass, as in sound, color, or strength.
  31. fetid
    • adjective
    • having an offensive odor; stinking.
  32. fervid
    • adjective
    • 1.heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
    • 2.burning; glowing; intensely hot.

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