quarter 1 vocab

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  1. abolish
    • vt
    • to put an end to
  2. acrimonious
    • adj
    • bitter, resentful
  3. affront
    • bt
    • to offend
  4. ameliorate
    • vt
    • to relieve from hardship
  5. apocryphal
    • adj
    • fake
  6. arsenal
    • n
    • collection of military arms
  7. auspicious
    • adj
    • promising success
  8. brevity
    • n
    • shortness
  9. burgeon
    • vi
    • to sprout, bloom, flourish
  10. catastrophic
    • adj
    • disastrous
  11. circumlocution
    • n
    • wordy language
  12. cogent
    • adj
    • logical
  13. conspirator
    • n
    • one who is unlawful
  14. convoluted
    • adj
    • twisted
  15. debunk
    • vt
    • to expose as false
  16. denounce
    • vt
    • to criticize publicly
  17. despondency
    • n
    • hopelessness
  18. din
    • n
    • continued noise of many sounds
  19. distraught
    • adj
    • deeply distressed
    • insane
  20. drivel
    • n
    • nonsense
    • vt
    • to talk nonsense
  21. egregious
    • adj
    • immoral and obvious
  22. embezzle
    • vt
    • to take property in one's care falsely for oneself
  23. enigma
    • n
    • mystery; something hard to understand
  24. espouse
    • vt
    • to support as a cause
    • to marry
  25. exculpate
    • vt
    • to free from guilt
  26. exploit
    • n
    • famous/heroic deed
    • vt
    • to use productively
    • to take unfair advantage of
  27. fanatical
    • adj
    • blindly enthusiastic
  28. flout
    • vt
    • to treat with open disrespect
  29. germane
    • adj
    • relevant
  30. heir
    • n
    • one who inherits
  31. hyperbole
    • n
    • intentional overstatement
  32. imperious
    • adj
    • commanding, arrogant
  33. incarcerate
    • vt
    • to imprison
  34. incumbent
    • adj
    • lying in place, holding office
    • n
    • one who holds office
  35. infringe
    • vi
    • to trespass
  36. intercede
    • vi
    • to mediate between disagreeing parties
  37. irrational
    • adj
    • not governed by reason
  38. laudable
    • adj
    • deserving praise
  39. malady
    • n
    • illness
  40. mentor
    • n
    • wise teacher
  41. navigable
    • adj
    • deep/wide enough for passage
  42. opaque
    • adj
    • blocking light
    • hard to understand
  43. pariah
    • n
    • outcast
  44. peccadillo
    • n
    • minor offense
  45. peruse
    • vt
    • to read/study
  46. poacher
    • n
    • one who hunts/fishes illegally
    • trespasser
  47. premature
    • adj
    • occurring before something is ready
  48. prevarication
    • n
    • lying
  49. prostrate
    • adj
    • lying flat in submission
    • vt
    • to submit
  50. raucous
    • adj
    • harshly loud/disorderly
  51. recollect
    • vt
    • to remember
  52. relegate
    • vt
    • to banish to inferior position
  53. repast
    • n
    • meal
  54. rhetoric
    • n
    • art of speaking/writing persuasively
    • impressing but insincere language
  55. salubrious
    • adj
    • promoting health
  56. serrated
    • adj
    • notched/toothed like saw
  57. soporific
    • adj
    • causing sleep, related to sleep
    • n
    • sleep agent
  58. sterile
    • adj
    • unable to produce life
    • not stimulating
    • free from microorganisms
  59. superficiality
    • n
    • shallowness (brevity)
  60. tawdry
    • adj
    • gaudy, cheap
  61. tirade
    • n
    • long, angry, critical speech
  62. trite
    • adj
    • dull and unoriginal
  63. unflappable
    • adj
    • calm, self-controlled
  64. vacillation
    • n
    • wavering, hesitation
  65. wrest
    • vt
    • to pull/gain by force

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