Vocab list 12.txt

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  1. Minutia(e)
    • Noun
    • precise details; small or trifling matters
  2. Garrulous
    • Adjective
    • excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner,especially about trivial matters.
  3. Salubrious
    • Adjective
    • favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  4. Salutary
    • Adjective
    • favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  5. Voluble
    • Adjective
    • characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent;glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.
  6. Restive
    • Adjective
    • Unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control.
  7. Retrench
    • Verb
    • (of a company, government, or individual) Reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty
    • .Reduce or diminish (something).
  8. Hiatus
    • Noun
    • A short break or gap
  9. Machination
    • Noun
    • intrigue: a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.
  10. Precursor
    • Noun
    • A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.
  11. Venerate
    • Verb
    • Regard with great respect; revere.
  12. Venerable
    • Adjective
    • Accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character: "a venerable statesman".
  13. Salient
    • Adjective
    • Most noticeable or important
  14. Vilify
    • Verb
    • Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner
  15. Vituperation/vituperate
    • Verb
    • Blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
    • Noun
    • Bitter and abusive language.
  16. Proscribe
    • Verb
    • Forbid, esp. by law.
    • Denounce or condemn
  17. Forte
    A thing at which someone excels
  18. Contentious/contention
    • Adjective
    • Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
    • Noun
    • Heated disagreement.
  19. Plethora
    • Noun
    • A plenty or excess
  20. Extol
    • Verb
    • Praise enthusiastically
  21. Deride
    • Verb
    • Express contempt for; ridicule.
  22. Ephemeral
    • Adjective
    • Lasting for a very short time
  23. Insouciance
    • Noun
    • Casual lack of concern; indifference.
  24. Efficacious
    • Adjective
    • Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective
  25. Promethean
    • Adjective
    • creative; boldly original.
  26. Quiescent
    • Adjective
    • In a state or period of inactivity or dormancy:
  27. Redoubtable
    • Adjective
    • (of a person) Formidable, esp. as an opponent

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