unit 15 vocab

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

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