Vocab Ch. 13 & 14

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Vocab Ch. 13 & 14
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  1. accolade
    • praise or approval
    • S. kudos, acclaim, cheers, plaudits
  2. acerbity
    • bitterness of taste
    • S. acidity, astringency, mordancy, asperity
  3. attrition
    • the process of wearing down by friction
    • s. abrasion, erosion, exhaustion, reduction
  4. bromide
    • a commonplace remark
    • s. cliche, platitude
  5. chauvinist
    • blindly devoted to a cause
    • s. superpatriot, flag-waver, jingoist
  6. chronic
    • recurring often
    • s. recurrent, persistent, inveterate, habitual
  7. expound
    • to explain in detail
    • s. elucidate, explicate, delineate
  8. factionalism
    • party strife and intrigue
    • s. infighting, dissension
  9. immaculate
    • spotless
    • s. unsoiled, impeccable
  10. imprecation
    • a curse
    • s. execration, malediction
  11. ineluctable
    • unchangeable
    • s. unavoidable, inescapable, inevitable
  12. mercurial
    • fickle or inconstant
    • s. erratic, flighty, capricious, volatile
  13. palliate
    • to mitigate
    • s. alleviate, extenuate
  14. protocol
    • a type of international agreement
    • s. code of conduct, minutes
  15. resplendent
    • splendid or magnificent
    • s. radiant, dazzling, glorious
  16. stigmatize
    • to brand as disgraceful
    • s. sully, taint, disgrace
  17. sub rosa
    • in secret
    • s. secretly, covertly, stealthily, furtively
  18. vainglory
    • excessive pride in one's own accomplishments
    • s. vanity, conceit, swagger, pretentiousness
  19. vestige
    • a trace of something that once existed
    • s. artifact, relic, remains
  20. volition
    • the power to choose
    • s. free will, choice
  21. accoutrements
    • accessory items
    • s. gear, equipage, appurtenances
  22. apogee
    • the highest point
    • s. zenith, apex, summit, pinnacle
  23. apropos
    • appropriate
    • s. pertinent, germane, apposite, relevant
  24. bicker
    • to move rapidly
    • s. squabble, wrangle, quarrel, plash
  25. coalesce
    • to blend together
    • s. amalgamate, merge, combine, unite
  26. contretemps
    • a mishap
    • s. blunder, mischance, faux pas, gaffe
  27. convolution
    • twisting together
    • s. twist, turn, complication
  28. cull
    • to collect
    • s. glean, choose, pluck
  29. disparate
    • completely different
    • s. divergent
  30. dogmatic
    • certain of the truth of ones own ideas
    • s. opinionated, doctrinaire, authoritarian
  31. licentious
    • morally unrestrained
    • s. wanton, dissolute, lascivious
  32. mete
    • to allot
    • s. assign, parcel out
  33. noxious
    • harmful to physical health
    • s. pernicious, noisome, deleterious, toxic
  34. polemic
    • an aggressive attack on a specific opinion
    • s. diatribe, controversy
  35. populous
    • full of people
    • s. crowded, teeming, swarming
  36. probity
    • total integrity
    • s. uprightness, rectitude
  37. repartee
    • a swift witty reply
    • s. retort, comeback, banter, verbal sparring
  38. supervene
    • to follow immediately after
    • s. ensue, succeed
  39. truncate
    • to shorten by cutting off
    • s. trim, abbreviate, curtail
  40. unimpeachable
    • unquestionable
    • s. irreproachable, irrefutable, unassailable

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