Vocabulary: Semester review

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Vocabulary: Semester review
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Semester review of vocab
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  1. Succinct
    consice, clear
  2. taciturn
    sparing with speech
  3. cogent
    persuasive
  4. cognizant
    aware
  5. commensurate
    proportionate
  6. ebullient
    overflowing w/ excitement
  7. rapacious
    greedy
  8. reprehensible
    blameworthy
  9. sporadic
    irregular
  10. epicure
    lover of good food
  11. nemesis
    formidable rival
  12. antithesis
    direct opposite
  13. avocation
    hobby
  14. bureaucracy
    group of non-elected officals
  15. oligarchy
    small controlling group
  16. topography
    physical features
  17. blatant
    obvious
  18. adroit
    cleverly skillful
  19. altruistic
    devoted to welfare of others
  20. benign
    gracious
  21. contentious
    tending to argue
  22. crass
    gross
  23. evasive
    elusive; vague
  24. gratuitous
    unsolicited
  25. punctilious
    precise
  26. abjured
    renounced
  27. adjured
    charged solemnly
  28. abridge
    condense
  29. alleviate
    relieve
  30. disparaged
    belittle
  31. eludicate
    explain
  32. eschew
    escape
  33. petrified
    stun w/ fear
  34. reverberate
    resound
  35. satiated
    satisfied fully
  36. collaborate
    work jointly with
  37. accede
    consented
  38. culminate
    reach its highest point
  39. exude
    ooze
  40. galvanize
    stimulate
  41. infringe
    trespass
  42. append
    attach
  43. jeopardize
    endanger
  44. sully
    soil, tarnish
  45. carnivorous
    meat-eating
  46. centrifugal
    away from the center
  47. decadent
    declining, decaying
  48. defunct
    cease to exist
  49. inane
    lacking substance or sense
  50. incipient
    beginning to appear
  51. incoherent
    disjointed
  52. moot
    arguable
  53. perfiduous
    treacherous
  54. posthumous
    issued after death
  55. abet
    incite
  56. etymology
    origin and history
  57. alacrity
    swiftness
  58. autonomy
    self-governing
  59. calumny
    malicious falsehood
  60. felicity
    great happiness
  61. innuendo
    hint
  62. paragon
    perfect example
  63. pedant
    person who displays learning
  64. unanimity
    complete agreement
  65. veracity
    truth, honesty
  66. abdicate
    relinquish
  67. abrogate
    abolish
  68. expiate
    atone for
  69. fabricate
    made up
  70. gesticulate
    gestured
  71. propitiate
    appease
  72. relegate
    demote
  73. ruminate
    ponder
  74. vitiate
    debase
  75. egress
    going out
  76. ingress
    going in
  77. anomaly
    abnormality
  78. cataclysm
    violent change
  79. equanimity
    calm
  80. hierarchy
    classified by rank
  81. machination
    plotting
  82. temerity
    recklessness
  83. travesty
    ridicule
  84. truism
    obvious truth
  85. misnomer
    incorrect or unsuitable name
  86. nomenclature
    set of names or terms
  87. palliative
    remedy that alleviates w/out curing
  88. reprobate
    reject as invalid

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