Catch-22 vocab

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  1. Aplomb
    • (n): 
    • calm self-confidence; skill or dexterity
  2. Apoplectic
    • (adj): 
    • overcome with anger; seizure, stroke
  3. Assuage
    • (v):  to
    • make an unpleasant feeling less intense
  4. August
    • (adj): 
    • inspiring respect and admiration
  5. Befuddlement
    • (n): 
    • Confusion
  6. Capitulate
    • (v):  to
    • give in to an opponent or an unwelcome demand
  7. Caustic
    • (adj): 
    • sarcastic in a hurtful way; harsh; grating
  8. Chortle
    • (v):  to
    • laugh loudly; to cackle
  9. Consternation
    (n):  anxiety or dismay
  10. Contrite
    • (n): 
    • very sorry for having done wrong
  11. Coquettish
    • (adj): 
    • flirtatious
  12. Cornucopia
    • (n):  an
    • abundant supply of good things
  13. Covert
    • (adj): 
    • not done openly; secret
  14. Cryptic
    • (adj): 
    • mysterious or obscure in meaning
  15. Demise
    • (n):  a
    • person’s death; the end or failure of something
  16. Derision
    • (n): 
    • scornful ridicule or mockery
  17. Desiccate
    • (v):  to
    • remove the moisture from
  18. Echelon
    • (n):  a
    • level or rank in an organization, profession, or society
  19. Effulgent
    • (adj): 
    • bright; shining; radiant
  20. Emaciated
    • (adj): 
    • abnormally thin or weak
  21. Epitome
    • (n):  a
    • perfect example of something; ideal
  22. Erudite
    • (adj): 
    • having or showing knowledge or learning
  23. Ersatz
    • (n): 
    • made or used as a poor quality substitute; an imitation
  24. Ethereal
    (n): very delicate and light
  25. Excoriate
    • (v):  to
    • criticize severely
  26. Execrable
    • (adj): 
    • very bad or unpleasant
  27. Expurgate
    • (v):  to remove; to clean thoroughly; to remove
    • unsuitable material from written work
  28. Exultantly
    • (adv): 
    • jubilantly; triumphantly
  29. Furtive
    • (adj): 
    • trying to avoid being noticed in a secretive or guilty way
  30. Garish
    • (adj): 
    • gaudy; unpleasantly loud, bright, or showy
  31. Glutinous
    • (adj): 
    • glue-like in texture; sticky
  32. Halcyon
    • (adj): 
    • very happy and peaceful; of a past time
  33. Hauteur
    • (n): 
    • the quality of behaving in an arrogant and superior way towards other people;
    • haughty
  34. Impervious
    • (adj): 
    • unaffected by; immune
  35. Implacable
    • (adj): 
    • unwilling to stop being hostile towards someone or something
  36. Indefatigable
    • (adj): 
    • never tiring or stopping
  37. Inebriated
    • (adj): 
    • drunk; intoxicated
  38. Ineptitude
    • (n): 
    • inability or incompetence
  39. Innocuous
    • (adj): 
    • not harmful or offensive
  40. Intransigent
    • (adj): 
    • Stubborn or obstinate; refusing to change your views or behavior
  41. Jaundice
    • (n):  a
    • yellowish discoloration of the whites on one’s eyes and skin, caused by liver
    • disease
  42. Lascivious
    • (adj): 
    • with sexual thought
  43. Leviathan
    • (adj):  something
    • very large and powerful; sea monster
  44. Loquacious
    • (adj): 
    • tending to talk a great deal
  45. Lucrative
    • (adj): 
    • financially advantageous; making a large profit
  46. Macabre
    • (adj): 
    • grotesque; dark; disturbing concern with death or injury
  47. Malaise
    • (n): 
    • listlessness or depression; a general feeling of unease, illness, or low
    • spirits
  48. Metamorphosis
    • (n): 
    • transformation or change
  49. Multitudinous
    • (N): 
    • existing, occurring, or present in great numbers
  50. Myopic
    • (adj): 
    • near sighted or short sighted
  51. Obsequious
    • (adj): 
    • too obedient or respectful; trying too hard to please someone
  52. Officious
    • (adj): 
    • too ready to assert our authority or tell people what to do
  53. Oscillate
    • (v):  to
    • move or swing back and forth in a regular rhythm
  54. Panacea
    • (n):  a
    • remedy or solution for all difficulties or diseases
  55. Pernicious
    • (n): 
    • having a harmful effect
  56. Phantasmagorical
    • (adj): 
    • containing abnormal combinations and absurd fantasy; imaginary;
    • dream-like
  57. Portentous
    • (adj): 
    • being a sign that something important is likely to happen
  58. Predilection
    • (n): 
    • preference or special liking to something
  59. Pretentious
    • (adj): 
    • trying to impress others by pretending to be more important or better than
    • you actually are
  60. Prolix
    • (adj): 
    • excessive in length or boring
  61. Rancor
    • (n):  a
    • bitter feeling of resentment
  62. Resplendent
    • (adj): 
    • dazzling or brilliant; bright and colorful in an impressive way
  63. Reticent
    • (adj): 
    • not revealing your thoughts or feelings readily
  64. Retort
    • (n):  to
    • say something sharp or witty in answer to a remark
  65. Ruminate
    • (v):  to
    • think deeply about something; to meditate
  66. Sanctimonious
    • (adj): 
    • Self-righteous; making a show of being morally better than other people
  67. Sardonic
    • (adj): 
    • mocking or cynical; bitterly sarcastic
  68. Sententious
    • (adj): 
    • tending to make pompous comments on moral issues
  69. Sibilant
    • (adj): 
    • speech with a hissing effect or sound
  70. Solicitous
    • (adj): 
    • showing interest or concern about a person’s well-being
  71. Stratagem
    • (n): 
    • plan, trick, or scheme for surprising or deceiving an enemy
  72. Strident
    • (adj): 
    • loud and shrill; harsh
  73. Subcutaneous
    • (adj): 
    • Underneath the skin
  74. Truculent
    • (adj): 
    • quick to ague or fight
  75. Ubiquitous
    • (adj): 
    • present, appearing, or found everywhere
  76. Unctuous
    • (adj): 
    • excessively flattering or friendly; oily or slimy
  77. Vacuous
    • (adj): 
    • empty; vacant; showing a lack of thought or intelligence
  78. Vanquish
    • (v):  to
    • defeat thoroughly
  79. Vicissitude
    • (n): 
    • changes of circumstance or fortune
  80. Vituperation
    • (n): 
    • Harshly abusive statements; bitter or abusive language

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