Vocab Stack 2

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  1. waver (v)
    to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opionion
  2. voracious (adj)
    having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  3. virulent (adj)
    extremely harmful or poisenous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
  4. veracity (noun)
    truthfulness, honesty
  5. truculent (adj)
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  6. tortuous (adj)
    winding, twisting; excussively complicated
  7. torque (noun)
    a force that causes rotation
  8. synthesis (noun)
    synthesize (v)
    the combination of parts to make a whole
  9. stymie (v)
    to black; thwart
  10. stupefy (v)
    to stun, baffle, or amaze
  11. static (adj)
    not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
  12. squander (v)
    to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  13. sporadic (adj)
    occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
  14. sorded (adj)
    characterized by filth grime, or squalor; foul
  15. solicitous (adj)
    concerned and attentive; eager
  16. reticent (adj)
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  17. relegate (v)
    to forcibly assign; esp. to a lower place or position
  18. refute (v)
    to disprove; to successfully argue against
  19. recant (v)
    to retract, esp. a previously held belief
  20. qualms (noun)
    misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  21. prevaricate (v)
    to deliverately avoid the truth; to mislead
  22. prescience (noun)
    prescient (adj)
    foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
  23. predilection (noun)
    a disposition in favor of something preference
  24. precipitate (v)
    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  25. precipitate (adj)
    acting with excessive haste or impulse
  26. prattle (v)
    to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
  27. perspicacious (adj)
    perspicacity (noun)
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  28. perfunctory (adj)
    cursory; done without care or interest
  29. perfidy (noun)
    perfidious (adj)
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  30. perennial (adj)
    recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
  31. parody (noun)
    a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
  32. paean (noun)
    a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  33. onerous (adj)
    troubling; burdonsome
  34. obviate (v)
    to anticipate and make unecessary
  35. obtuse (adj)
    lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  36. noxious (ajd)
    harmful, injurious
  37. neologism (noun)
    a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
  38. nebulous (adj)
    vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
  39. nascent (adj)
    coming into being; in early developmental form
  40. mundane (adj)
    of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
  41. martial (adj)
    associated with war and the armed forces
  42. magnanimity (noun)
    magnanimous (adj)
    the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
  43. lucid (adj)
    clear; easily understood
  44. laud (v)
    laudatory (adj)
    to praise highly
  45. irascible (adj)
    easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
  46. inured (adj)
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  47. ingenuous (adj)
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  48. fluminate (v)
    to loudly attack or denounce
  49. filibuster (noun)
    intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speech making to delay legislative action
  50. extemporaneous (adj)
    improvised; done without preparation
  51. exigent (adj)
    urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  52. exculpate (v)
    exonerate; to clear of blame
  53. erudite (adj)
    erudition (noun)
    very learned; scholarly
  54. equivocate (v)
    equivocal (adj)
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  55. ennui (noun)
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  56. enervate (v)
    to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  57. eloquent (adj)
    eloquence (noun)
    well spoken, expressive, articulate
  58. effrontery (noun)
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  59. disparate (adj)
    fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
  60. discordant (adj)
    confliction; dissonant or harsh in sound
  61. disabuse (v)
    to undeceive; to set right
  62. convoluted (adj)
    complex or complicated
  63. connoisseur (noun)
    an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
  64. chicanery (noun)
    trickery or subterfuge
  65. censure (v)
    to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  66. capricious (adj)
    inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
  67. canonical (adj)
    canon (noun)
    following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
  68. axiomatic (adj)
    axiom (noun)
    taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
  69. austere (adj)
    austerity (noun)
    without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
  70. audarcious (adj)
    audacity (noun)
    daring and fearless; recklessly bold
  71. assuage (v)
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  72. arduous (adj)
    strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  73. approbation (noun)
    an expression of approval or praise
  74. anomaly (noun)
    anomalous (adj)
    deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
  75. alacrity (noun)
    eager and enthusiastic willingness
  76. aberrant (adj)
    aberration (noun)
    deviating from the norm
  77. abscond (v)
    to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide

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