Vocabulary energizers

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Vocabulary energizers
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  1. desultory
    rnadom/aimless
  2. tawdry
    showy and cheap
  3. pecuniary
    re;atinh to money
  4. impecunious
    poor
  5. spartan
    severe/disciplined
  6. gadfly
    person who annoys others
  7. pedigree
    ancestry / line of descent
  8. pittance
    small amount
  9. farce
    ridiculous/absurd thing
  10. bombast
    speech or writing that sounds grand but has little meaning
  11. chimerical
    unrealistic
  12. asinine
    stupid or silly
  13. bellwhether
    leader
  14. limbo
    in-between state
  15. effet
    • worn out
    • unproductive
    • barren
  16. hyperbole
    outlandish extravagant statement
  17. charlatan
    somone who falsely claims to have knowlage or skill
  18. sycophant
    kiss-ass
  19. anachronism
    something out of it's proper historical time
  20. draconian
    harsh
  21. vindicate
    • to clear from blame
    • to justify
  22. vindictive
    revengeful
  23. venerate
    regard w/great respect
  24. malapropism
    humorous misuse of words
  25. pragmatic
    practical
  26. disparage
    to refer to something as havving little importance
  27. vegetate
    to lead a dull, uesless life
  28. admant
    • unyielding
    • definite
  29. conjugal
    adj. of marriage
  30. despotic
    • tyranical
    • oppressive
  31. guile
    deceit
  32. exenorate
    to free from blame
  33. trite
    uninteresting because of overuse
  34. choleric
    easily angered
  35. phlegmatic
    sluggish
  36. sanguine
    • cheerful
    • hopeful
  37. maverick
    independent person
  38. esoteric
    known or understood only by a select few
  39. undermine
    to weaken gradually
  40. bacchanal
    wild drunken party
  41. hedonist
    one who lives only for pleasure
  42. nihilist
    • doubter
    • disbeliever
    • pessimist
    • rebel
  43. somnolent
    sleepy
  44. diatribe
    • violent
    • angry
  45. tribulation
    great suffering
  46. penitent
    remorseful
  47. accolade
    • high praise
    • award
    • honor
  48. banal
    • ordinary
    • pointless
  49. iridescent
    showong rainbow-like colors
  50. cajole
    to persuade by flattery
  51. urbane
    • sophistocated
    • polite
  52. stymie
    to blok/hinder
  53. recalcitrant
    stubbornly resisting athority
  54. spurious
    not genuine
  55. fervent
    intense passionate
  56. cardinal
    • fundamental
    • cheif
    • of basic importance
  57. lamppon
    ridiculous or humorous attack on a person or group
  58. zenith
    • point in the sky directly overhead
    • highest point
  59. nadir
    • point directly beneath the observer
    • lowest point

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