Elite Vocab 626-750

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  1. incipient
    beginning to appear or be noticed
  2. ewe
    a female sheep esp. when full grown
  3. disciple
    a follower of another who helps to spread teachings
  4. macabre
    suggesting the horror of death
  5. circumspect
    showing discretion and careful judgement
  6. desideratum
    something needed and wanted
  7. exorbitant
  8. lucid
    easily understood, clear
  9. gambit
    a calculated, risky opening move
  10. impertinent
  11. subsequent
    happening afterward, following in order
  12. bungle
    to handle badly, to botch or mess up
  13. cite
    to refer or to quote
  14. pugilist
    a boxer
  15. crass
  16. captious
    critically faultfinding
  17. deem
    to have as an opinion
  18. disabuse
    to free from error or falsehood
  19. reverberate
    to reecho
  20. conception
    formation of an idea in the mind, the start of pregnancy
  21. unseemly
    not decent or proper
  22. eddy
    a current, as in water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current
  23. oracle
    a person thought to be a source of wisdom or prophecy
  24. shambles
    utter disorder
  25. stationary
    not moving
  26. sloth
  27. smirk
    to smile in a self-satisfied or artificial way
  28. medley
    a mixture of things not usually placed together
  29. ritual
    a ceremonial act
  30. savant
    a well-educated person
  31. sybarite
    one devoted to luxury
  32. oaf
    a stupid clumsy person
  33. morose
    sour tempered and inclined to be silent
  34. phase
    a stage in a process of change or development
  35. ornate
    highly, often excessively decorated
  36. benevolent
    characterized by doing good
  37. genre
    a kind, or type
  38. fodder
    feed for livestock
  39. didactic
    intended to teach
  40. soliloquy
    a dramatic speech delivered by a character to himdelf
  41. confound
    to mix up or lump together indiscriminately
  42. liable
    legally obligated
  43. glean
    to gather bit by bit
  44. plebeian
  45. painstaking
    very thorough
  46. cavalier
    casual disdainful
  47. inculcate
    to teach or impress by frequent repetition
  48. courteous
    polite and gracious, considerate toward others
  49. domineer
    to rule over arbitrarily or tyranically
  50. squalid
    having a dirty or lowly appearance
  51. inveterate
    established for a long time
  52. incarcerate
    to restrict by imprisonment, to keep in prison
  53. conflagration
    disastrous fire
  54. assail
    to attack to assault
  55. altruistic
    unselfish, benevolent, caring more for others than oneself
  56. copious
    very plentiful
  57. compel
    to cause to occur by pressure
  58. laconic
    brief in speech
  59. destitution
    the lack of any means of subsistance
  60. hoax
    an act meant to trick or fool
  61. emancipate
    to give freedom
  62. incredulous
  63. dirge
    slow sad music
  64. emaciated
    made thin unnaturally
  65. hovel
    a living place that is very filthy and dirty
  66. ostreperous
    noisily and stubbornly defiant
  67. dour
    stern and humorless
  68. digest
    a collection of previously published material
  69. emanate
    to send forth, to come forth
  70. fauna
    animals as a group, esp. as of a specified time or region
  71. ado
  72. defile
    to corrupt, to desecrate
  73. inception
  74. mogul
    rich and powerful person
  75. immaculate
    perfectly clean
  76. eulogy
    a speech or written tribute in praise of someone who has died
  77. turbulence
    commotion or wild disorder
  78. overwheening
    excessively arrogant
  79. impel
    to push something into motion
  80. querulous
    inclined to find fault. complaining
  81. exhume
    to dig out of the ground
  82. diligent
    painstaking and steady
  83. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  84. precept
    a rule of action or conduct
  85. concur
    to agree
  86. dally
    to waste time, to loiter
  87. paroxysm
    a sudden convulsion or outburst, a fit
  88. martinet
    one who is strict in discipline, and enjoys authority too much
  89. leeway
    margin for error
  90. glutton
    one who eats too much
  91. teeming
    overfilled, crowded
  92. despoil
    to deprive something of value
  93. mare
    a female horse
  94. naive
    simple, childlike
  95. primordial
    living or existing at the very beginning
  96. ruthless
    having no compassion or pity
  97. profuse
    giving or pouring forth freely
  98. quash
    to suppress completely
  99. benefactor
    one who helps and supports others
  100. insolent
    boldly disrespectful in speech or behaviour
  101. petulant
    impatient or irritable, esp. over a minor annoyance
  102. resolute
    firmly determined
  103. surfeit
    an excess
  104. ascetic
    self denying
  105. calumny
    a false an malicious statement
  106. orthodox
    accepting the usual beleif
  107. dregs
    the worst part, the sediment in a liquid
  108. intercept
    to stop something from reaching its intended destination
  109. hearsay
    rumor, gossip
  110. deficient
    lacking in essential quality, inadequate in amount or degree
  111. irk
    to irritate or be wearisome
  112. pauper
    one who is extremely poor, living on public charity
  113. epiphany
    a sudden flash of understanding
  114. burnish
    to polish
  115. sadistic
    getting pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain
  116. fray
    a fight or brawl
  117. cynical
    distrusting of others from a sense that everyone's motives are selfish
  118. edifice
    a building, architectural monument
  119. profess
    to declare or claim openly
  120. pernicious
    very harmful or destructive
  121. jest
    to be playful in speech and actions. to joke
  122. chaos
    complete disorder
  123. correlate
    to correspond
  124. furtive
    characterized by secretive behaviour
  125. obese
    very fat
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2013-08-09 18:17:04
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