Level G: Vocab Unit 14

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Level G: Vocab Unit 14
2014-03-30 15:12:11
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Junior English
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  1. beatific
    (adj.) blissful; rendering or making blessed
  2. behemoth
    (n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
  3. blandishment
    (n.) anythnig designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk
  4. cacophonous
    (adj.) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
  5. chicanery
    (n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
  6. consign
    (v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
  7. coup
    (n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takover of power or leadership
  8. euphemism
    (n.) a mild or inofensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
  9. febrile
    (adj.) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
  10. gainsay
    (v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
  11. imminent
    (adj.) about to happen, threatening
  12. innate
    (adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
  13. loath
    (adj.) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
  14. manifest
    (adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers
  15. minutiae
    (n.) small or trivial details, trifling matters
  16. moratorium
    (n.) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
  17. nostrum
    (n.)an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
  18. pariah
    (n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
  19. visionary
    (adj.) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or a dream; (n.) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
  20. wizened
    (adj.) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as a result of aging)