Lesson Ten Vocab

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Lesson Ten Vocab
2010-05-09 19:07:29
English IV Literature

English IV Literature Lesson Ten Vocabulary for Mr. Flanagan
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  1. majordomo
    def: a chief butler or assistant
  2. untenable
    def: impossible to defend or justify

    syn: groundless; unsupported; indefensible
  3. perambulate
    def: to walk about; to stroll

    syn: saunter; wander
  4. veneer
    def: a thin, attractive layer that conceals something common or coarse

    syn: disguise; gloss; facade
  5. timorous
    def: timid

    syn: bashful; sheepish; reticent
  6. luminous
    def: emitting light

    syn: glowing; radiant
  7. circuitous
    def: indirect; roundabout

    syn: roundabout; meandering
  8. perquisite
    def: a tip or payment in addition to regular wages

    syn: fringe benefit; perk; benefit
  9. probity
    def: confirmed integrity; respectability

    syn: rectitude; decency; trustworthiness
  10. polemical
    def: relating to controversy or argument

    syn: controversial; contentious
  11. tacit
    def: indicated but not expressed; implied silently

    syn: hinted; suggested; unspoken
  12. largesse
    def: generosity

    syn: magnanimity; munificence
  13. indolent
    def: lazy

    syn: torpid; idle; lethargic
  14. circumlocution
    def: the use of unnecessarily wordy or evasive language

    syn: discursiveness; indirectness; evasion
  15. depredate
    def: to plunder and pillage

    syn: pilfer; ransack; ravage