English: Vocab Level F Unit 15

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English: Vocab Level F Unit 15
2013-04-22 15:11:34
vocab vocabulary level unit 13 14 15 english schipske soph marking period

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  1. adamant
    • adj. firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible
    • n. an extremely hard substance
  2. brouhaha
    n. a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
  3. bulwark
    • n. a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense
    • v. to provide such defense or protection
  4. choleric
    adj. easily made angry, bad-tempered
  5. cloy
    v. to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit
  6. curtail
    v. to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
  7. deference
    n. courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
  8. definitive
    adj. conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
  9. demeanor
    n. the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
  10. enigmatic
    adj. puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
  11. impromptu
    • adj., adv. without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done
    • n. an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
  12. mawkish
    adj. excessively and objectionable sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
  13. mollify
    v. to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
  14. onus
    n. something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
  15. presentiment
    n. a vague sense of approaching misfortune
  16. profligate
    • adj. given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant
    • n. a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
  17. remit
    v. to send or hand in as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
  18. requisite
    adj. needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
  19. sartorial
    adj. of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
  20. thwart
    v. to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate