certified paralegal review vocab

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  1. aberrant
    deviant, abnormal
  2. abrogate
    annul, revoke
  3. abysmal
    endless, immense
  4. accretion
    addition, expansion
  5. acolyte
    admirer, fan
  6. acrimonious
    caustic, sarcastic
  7. adroit
    skillful, clever
  8. aeon
    infinity, long time
  9. allegory
    symbolic story, parable
  10. amulet
    charm, ornament
  11. aperture
    opening, hole
  12. arcane
    esoteric, obscure
  13. aver
    allege, claim
  14. baleful
    evil, sinister
  15. banal
    ordinary, trite
  16. berceuse
    lullaby, tranquil music
  17. capacious
    spacious, vast
  18. capricious
    flighty, impulsive
  19. cataclysm
    catastrophe
  20. catharsis
    purging, venting
  21. cerulean
    as blue as the sky
  22. convivial
    festive, merry
  23. copious
    voluminous, abundant
  24. denigrate
    defame, slander
  25. deprecate
    condemn, criticize
  26. desecrate
    dishonor, contaminate
  27. desuetude
    period if disuse
  28. diffident
    reserved, insecure
  29. dilatory
    causing delay
  30. doltish
    moronic
  31. draconian
    cruel, harsh
  32. ebullient
    effervescent, sparkling
  33. edifice
    building, structure
  34. efface
    annul, erase
  35. eleemosynary
    charitable
  36. empirical
    pragmatic
  37. encomium
    praise, tribute
  38. enervate
    to tire, to debilitate
  39. epicurean
    connoisseur, gourmet
  40. epithet
    a disparaging term
  41. erudite
    learned, scholarly
  42. esoteric
    confidential, obscure
  43. exacerbate
    worsen, intensify
  44. expiate
    make amends, repent
  45. expository
    explanatory
  46. fastuouus
    arrogant, ostentatious
  47. fatuous
    foolish, silly
  48. ferret (out)
    to hunt (search) for
  49. flagellate
    to punish by whipping
  50. fortuitous
    by luck, accidental
  51. gambol
    cavort, play
  52. garrulous
    talkative
  53. halcyon
    golden, happy
  54. harbinger
    forerunner, herald
  55. heterogeneous
    diverse, varies
  56. iconoclastic
    dissident
  57. ignominious
    degrading, shameful
  58. imbue
    to endow, to infuse
  59. impugn
    attack
  60. indolent
    lazy
  61. ineffable
    indescribable
  62. inertia
    failure to move
  63. innocuous
    harmless
  64. insipid
    dull, empty
  65. integral
    essential
  66. intrinsic
    inherent
  67. irascible
    cantankerous, ornery
  68. lascivious
    lecherous, lustful
  69. loquacious
    talkative, verbose
  70. lyceum
    hall for public lectures
  71. magnanimous
    generous
  72. malapropism
    misuse of a word
  73. mendacity
    lies (falsehoods)
  74. mendicant
    a parasite, moocher
  75. metamorphosis
    transformation
  76. metaphor
    symbol
  77. morass
    quagmire
  78. myopic
    lacking foresight
  79. neolithic
    outmoded
  80. nemesis
    downfall, ruin
  81. nescience
    ignorance
  82. nettle
    irritate
  83. numinous
    mysterious, spiritual
  84. obdurate
    stubborn
  85. officious
    nosey, obtrusive
  86. omniscient
    sll-knowing
  87. ossify
    to become rigid
  88. ostensible
    apparent
  89. panacea
    cure-all
  90. panoply
    ceremonial array
  91. paradox
    contradiction
  92. pejorative
    belittle, make worse
  93. percipient
    discerning
  94. peremptory
    unchallengeable
  95. perspicuous
    clear
  96. perfunctory
    superficial, routine
  97. pique
    arouse, routine
  98. platitude
    cliche
  99. plebeian
    common, crude
  100. plenary
    full, complete
  101. pleonastic
    redundant
  102. precipitous
    headlong, impulsive
  103. proclivity
    inclination
  104. profligate
    spendthrift
  105. prognosticate
    predict

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