SOM Vocabulary

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102 vocabulary words from the 2010 Every Nation School of Ministry, Tennessee
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  1. TRENCHANT
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression or intellect
  2. PLAINTIVE
    expressing sorrow; mournfully or melancholy
  3. POLEMIC
    a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something
  4. SANGUINE
    cheerfully confident and optimistic
  5. RANCOR
    bitter, long-lasting resentment
  6. PLATITUDE
    a trite or obvious remark; cliche
  7. TOUCHSTONE
    a standard by which something is judged
  8. VOLUBLE
    characterized by a continual flow of speech
  9. VIRULENT
    extremely severe or harmful; bitterly hostile and antagonistic
  10. SPURIOUS
    lacking authenticity; false
  11. PHILISTINE
    one who is indifferent or ignorant of culture and art
  12. REDOUBTABLE
    arousing fear or awe; formidable and worthy of respect
  13. UNTENABLE
    incapable of being defended
  14. PUNDIT
    a learned person, expert, or authority
  15. SEQUESTER
    to isolate or set apart from others
  16. INGRATIATE
    to bring oneself into the favor of another by flattery or deliberate effort
  17. VILIFY
    to make vicious and defamatory statements about
  18. TACITURN
    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
  19. SARDONIC
    scornfully or cynically mocking
  20. PETULANT
    unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
  21. EPHEMERAL
    lasting for only a short time
  22. OFFICIOUS
    volunteering one’s service where they are not wanted; meddlesome
  23. OBDURATE
    hardened in wrongdoing; unmoved by pity; stubborn and unyielding
  24. MELEE
    a violent, noisy fight; a confused mass of people
  25. INSIDIOUS
    spreading harmfully in a subtle and treacherous manner
  26. IMPERIOUS
    arrogantly domineering and dictatorial
  27. FATUOUS
    silly and pointless
  28. PERNICIOUS
    highly injurious and destructive
  29. DENOUEMENT
    the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot
  30. EXCORIATE
    to censure or denounce strongly
  31. GARRULOUS
    excessively talkative in a rambling manner, especially about trivial maters
  32. OBLIQUE
    not straightforward; indirectly stated or expressed
  33. PERFUNCTORY
    done routinely and with little interest or care
  34. ABET
    to encourage or support, especially an illegal or immoral act
  35. ABSTRUSE
    obscure and difficult to understand
  36. ABENEGATE
    to renounce, surrender, or deny oneself privileges
  37. DEBILITATE
    to make weak
  38. DUPLICITY
    cunning trickery and deception; double-dealing
  39. PARAGON
    a model of perfection or excellence
  40. ENERVATE
    to sap the lap from; weaken or deplete
  41. CAPITULATE
    to surrender and give up resistance
  42. COMPENDIOUS
    concise; brief and to the point
  43. INTRACTABLE
    difficult to manage or govern
  44. FOMENT
    to stir up public opinion; to agitate or excite
  45. AD INFINITUM
    on and on; endlessly
  46. GALVANIZE
    to arouse or shock into action
  47. MISOGYNIST
    a woman hater
  48. INSIPID
    lacking flavor or excitement; dull and uninteresting
  49. FIAT
    authoritative decree
  50. AD HOC
    formed for a specific situation
  51. OBTUSE
    dull and slow to comprehend, difficult to understand
  52. RETICENT
    hesitant to speak; reluctant or restrained
  53. AVANT-GARDE
    in the forefront; on the cutting edge
  54. PANACHE
    flamboyance, style, or flair
  55. RAISON D'ETRE
    “reason for being”; your purpose for existing
  56. SYCOPHANT
    one who flatters influential people to get what he wants
  57. STOIC
    one who is seemingly untouched by emotional situations
  58. MAUDLIN
    excessively emotional and over sentimental
  59. GREGARIOUS
    fond of the company of others; friendly and sociable
  60. ETYMOLOGY
    the origin of a word; the study of word origins
  61. EULOGY
    written or spoken praise
  62. RECALCITRANT
    resistant to authority
  63. FAUX PAS
    an embarrassing social blunder or breech of etiquette
  64. HIATUS
    an interruption or break; a gap or missing section
  65. PECCADILLO
    a minor fault or small sin
  66. INVETERATE
    firmly established and deeply rooted; habitual
  67. ABLUTION
    washing as a part of religious rite; a cleansing for purification
  68. ABSCOND
    to depart secretly and quickly, especially to avoid criminal charges
  69. FASTIDIOUS
    meticulous attention to detail; neat and finicky to a fault
  70. CAVALIER
    carefree in an arrogant, negative sense
  71. DEBACLE
    sudden disaster, collapse, or failure
  72. APOCALYPTIC
    predicting devastation, doom, or the end of the world
  73. CACOPHONY
    a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
  74. HYPERBOLE
    obvious and intentional exaggeration or overstatement
  75. INEXORABLE
    impossible to stop, avoid, or persuade
  76. COMMISERATE
    to feel pity with; to sympathize
  77. CIRCUMVENT
    to bypass or avoid especially by clever deception
  78. EXACERBATE
    to make worse
  79. ENIGMA
    an obscure riddle, puzzle, or mystery
  80. AVUNCULAR
    resembling an uncle in kindness and benevolence
  81. AMBIANCE
    the atmosphere in a particular place
  82. AMENABLE
    willing to follow advice; submissive
  83. SALIENT
    anything that juts out; the point that sticks out; anything pronounced or conspicuous
  84. DILATORY
    to put off or avoid your duty; failure to do what you should have done
  85. EGREGIOUS
    to stand out (negative); shockingly bad
  86. MYOPIC
    unable to see the big picture; nearsighted; narrow focus
  87. PERUSE
    to read or study carefully
  88. PHILANTHROPY
    love of mankind; for the benefits others
  89. EQUIVOCATE
    deliberately mislead with ambiguous speech
  90. AMBIVALENCE
    pulled in two directions; mutually conflicting feeling
  91. OSTENTATIOUS
    pretentious display; showy
  92. PROCLIVITY
    inclination or a tendency towards something
  93. INANE
    pointless or meaningless; foolish
  94. CULPABLE
    morally liable or guilty
  95. ABERRATION
    outside of the norm; an oddity
  96. INCULCATE
    to teach by impressing on the heart with repetition
  97. INUNDATE
    to flood or overwhelm
  98. PREVARICATE
    to lie, deceive, or evade the truth
  99. UBIQUITOUS
    turning up everywhere; omnipresent
  100. ONUS
    a burden of responsibility
  101. QUINTESSENTIAL
    the best and purest example
  102. EXTRICATE
    to free from a difficult situation

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