English Vocab Final

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  1. something not typical; a deviation from the standard
    aberration
  2. an award; and honor
    accolade
  3. wild or excessive admiration; flattery
    adulation
  4. to float; to drift; to blow
    waft
  5. feeling loved; being in love; relating to love
    amorous
  6. pleasant to the senses; luxurious; pleasure-seeking; extra full and shapely
    voluptuous
  7. to take in; to absorb; to learn thoroughly
    assimilate
  8. boldness; reckless daring
    audacity
  9. to make bigger; to add to; to increase
    augment
  10. off course; twisted to one side
    awry
  11. poison; torment; cause of harm
    bane
  12. to open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject
    broach
  13. charmingly rural; rustic
    bucolic
  14. a ludicrous, mocking, lewd imitation
    burlesque
  15. to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do
    cajole
  16. trickery; deceitfulness, especially legal or political
    chicanery
  17. an overused saying or idea
    cliché
  18. a summery; an abridgement
    compendium
  19. self-satisfied; overly pleased with oneself
    complacent
  20. to prevent from being accomplished; to frustrate; to hinder
    thwart
  21. a theory to be proven; a subject for a composition; a formal paper using original research on a subject
    thesis
  22. an expert; particularly in matters of art or taste
    connoisseur
  23. unanimity or general agreement
    consensus
  24. admitting guilt; especially feeling remorseful
    contrite
  25. abundant; plentiful
    copious
  26. having an unreal, fantastic quality; hallucinatory; dreamlike
    surreal
  27. relating to food or the kitchen
    culinary
  28. deserving blame; guilty
    culpable
  29. to shorten; to cut short
    curtail
  30. one who deeply distrusts human nature; one who believes humans are only influenced by their own selfishness
    cynic
  31. wild living; excessive
    debauchery
  32. to kill or destroy a large part of
    decimate
  33. to be sufficient; to be enough
    suffice
  34. arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas; stubbornly claiming that something (often a system of beliefs) is beyond
    dogmatic
  35. choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources
    eclectic
  36. something that seems correct or appropriate but that lacks real worth; deceptive; misleading; not genuine
    specious
  37. to enlighten; to instruct; especially in moral or religious matters
    edify
  38. a pouring forth
    effusion
  39. selfish; believing that one is the center of everything
    egocentric
  40. to bring out; to call forth
    elicit
  41. hard to pin; evasive
    elusive
  42. to strive to equal or excel, usually through imitation
    emulate
  43. to make gradual or stealthy inroads into; to trespass
    encroach
  44. nervous; easily startled; jumpy
    skittish
  45. a pleasant or inoffensive expression used in place of an unpleasant or offensive one
    euphemism
  46. to illustrate by example; to serve as a good example
    exemplify
  47. thorough; rigorous; complete; painstaking
    exhaustive
  48. limited; meager; barely sufficient
    scant
  49. a scholar; a very knowledgeable and learned person
    savant
  50. faithfulness; loyalty
    fidelity
  51. skillful maneuvering; craftiness
    finesse
  52. glaringly bad; notorious; scandalous
    flagrant
  53. to show off
    flaunt
  54. to disregard something out of disrespect
    flout
  55. brilliantly shining; radiant; dazzling
    resplendent
  56. retaliation; revenge; counterattack
    reprisal
  57. absurdly exaggerated
    grandiose
  58. seriousness
    gravity
  59. sociable; enjoying the company of others
    gregarious
  60. the pursuit of pleasure as a way of life
    hedonism
  61. impervious to external influence; airtight
    hermetic
  62. a break or interruption, often from work
    hiatus
  63. to carry out
    implement
  64. to attack, especially to attack the truth or integrity of something
    impugn
  65. silly; senseless
    inane
  66. stridently load; harsh; rowdy
    raucous
  67. widespread; uncontrollable; prevalent; raging
    rampant
  68. being the most perfect example of
    quintessential
  69. harmless; banal
    innocuous
  70. hard or impossible to satisfy; greedy
    insatiable
  71. like an island
    insular
  72. almost; near; resembling
    quasi
  73. state of perplexity; predicament
    quandary
  74. very sever and strict about morals
    puritanical
  75. present but not visible or apparent; potential
    latent
  76. to praise; to applaud; to celebrate
    laud
  77. lightness; not serious
    levity
  78. talking a lot or too much
    loquacious
  79. giving off light; glowing; bright
    luminous
  80. scheming activity for an evil purpose
    machination
  81. a false name; an alias
    pseudonym
  82. a person under the care of someone interested in his welfare or career
    protégé
  83. silly and overly sentimental
    maudlin
  84. sweetly flowing
    mellifluous
  85. a hired soldier; someone who will do anything for money
    mercenary
  86. having power, authority, or influence over others
    predominant
  87. very generous; lavish
    munificent
  88. excessive love of one's body or oneself
    narcissism
  89. famous for being bad
    notorious
  90. filled with many tiny holes; permeable; absorbent
    porous
  91. luxurious
    opulent
  92. capable of being touched; obvious; tangible
    palpable
  93. a true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself; and vice versa
    paradox
  94. to disturb greatly
    perturb
  95. to read carefully
    peruse
  96. a powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue
    polemic
  97. an omen; a sign of something coming in the future
    portent
  98. religious allegory; fable; morality tale
    parable
  99. to eject; to expel; to banish
    oust
  100. to swing back and forth; to waver between beliefs or ideas
    oscillate
  101. flowing; extravagant
    profuse
  102. threatening; menacing; doom
    ominous
  103. a long, difficult journey, usually marked by may changes of fortune
    odyssey
  104. indifferent; coolly unconcerned
    nonchalant
  105. a set of system names; a designation; a terminology
    nomenclature
  106. romantic or idealistic to a foolish or impractical degree
    quixotic
  107. greedy; plundering
    rapacious
  108. unconquerable opponent or rival; one who seeks just compensation or revenge to right a wrong
    nemesis
  109. to ponder; to mediate
    muse
  110. precise and careful about details; fussy
    meticulous
  111. a brawl; a confused fight or struggle; a violent free-for-all
    melee
  112. gloomy; depressed and weary
    melancholy
  113. overly sentimental
    mawkish
  114. ridiculous; absurd
    ludicrous
  115. the art of formal speaking or writing; inflated discourse
    rhetoric
  116. criminally dishonest person; a scoundrel
    rogue
  117. rural; lacking urban comforts or sophistication
    rustic
  118. discerning; shrewd; keen in judgment; wise
    sagacious
  119. to sparkle, either literally or figuratively
    scintillate
  120. recital or list; tedious recounting
    litany
  121. lewd; promiscuous; amoral
    licentious
  122. theft; robbery
    larceny
  123. to set apart or keep apart
    sequester
  124. accidental good fortune; discovering good things without looking for them
    serendipity
  125. a short pleasure trip
    jaunt
  126. occasional; repeatedly starting and stopping; recurrent
    intermittent
  127. to brand with disgrace; to set a mark of disgrace upon
    stigmatize
  128. to subdue and dominate; to enslave
    subjugate
  129. one who sucks up to others
    sycophant
  130. the combining of parts to form a whole
    synthesis
  131. equivalent to
    tantamount
  132. persistent; stubborn; not letting go
    tenacious
  133. sluggishness; inactivity
    torpor
  134. to praise highly; to brag publicly about
    tout
  135. fear; apprehension; nervous trembling
    trepidation
  136. poised; sophisticated; refined
    urbane
  137. truthfulness
    veracity
  138. using too many words
    verbose
  139. to make impure; to pollute
    vitiate
  140. caustic; full of bitterness
    vitriolic
  141. to seek the affection of with intent to romance
    woo
  142. a sly hint
    innuendo
  143. tendency; preference; liking
    inclination
  144. the full range (of something)
    gamut
  145. a person's strong point, special talent, or specialty
    forte
  146. having to do with horseback riding
    equestrian
  147. an independent business person; one who starts, runs, and assumes the risk of operating an independent business enterprise
    entrepreneur
  148. to have as a necessary consequence; to involve
    entail
  149. identification with the feelings or thoughts of another
    empathy
  150. a messenger or representative sent to represent another
    emissary
  151. to adorn; to beautify by adding ornaments; to add fanciful or fictitious details to
    embellish
  152. a word or phrase having a double meaning, especially when the second meaning is risqué
    double entendre
  153. subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic
    capricious
  154. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from)
    dissuade
  155. no longer in effect; no longer in existence
    defunct
  156. smuggled goods
    contraband
  157. gold or silver considered in mass rather than in value; gold or silver in the form of bars or ingots
    bullion
  158. easily seen; impossible to miss
    conspicuous
  159. to exchange ideas; to consult with
    confer
  160. a person with whom secrets or private thoughts are shared
    confidant
  161. spacious; roomy
    commodious

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