Level G: Vocab Unit 15

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Level G: Vocab Unit 15
2014-03-30 15:14:23
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Junior English
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  1. amenity
    (n.) that which is pleasant or agreeable; (pl.) attractive features, customs, etc.
  2. aperture
    (n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
  3. dissidence
    (n.) a difference of opinion; discontent
  4. epicurean
    (adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating tastes; (n.) a person with discriminating tastes
  5. improvident
    (adj.) not thrifty; failing to plan ahead
  6. iniquity
    (n.) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
  7. inviolable
    (adj.) sacred; of such a character that it must not be broken, injured, or profaned
  8. mutable
    (adj.) open to or capable of change, fickle
  9. nascent
    (adj.) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
  10. obeisance
    (n.) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
  11. panegyric
    (n.) formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
  12. pillory
    (n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule; (v.) to expose to public contempt or ridicule
  13. pittance
    (n.) a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
  14. presage
    (v.) to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict; (n.) a warning or indication of the future
  15. progeny
    (n.) descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
  16. promulgate
    (v.) to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
  17. rectitude
    (n.) uprightness, righteousness; corectness
  18. restive
    (adj.) restless, hard to manage, balky
  19. seraphic
    (adj.) angelic, heavenly, celestial
  20. subsist
    (v.) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue