qtr 2 vocab

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  1. abominable
    • adj
    • very bad
  2. acuity
    • n
    • sharpness of perception
  3. aggregate
    • adj
    • collective
    • n
    • sum total
    • vt
    • to gather
  4. amorphous
    • adj
    • shapeless
  5. appraisal
    • n
    • authority's estimation of value
  6. articulate
    • adj
    • expressed clearly
    • v
    • to express clearly
  7. austere
    • adj
    • stern
    • simple in manner
  8. belie
    • vt
    • to give false impression of
  9. benevolence
    • n
    • goodness
    • eagerness to help
  10. caustic
    • adj
    • bitterly sarcastic
    • corrosive
  11. circumspect
    • adj
    • careful to consider consequences
  12. compromise
    • n
    • agreement
    • vi
    • to make an agreement
    • vt
    • to expose a bad reputation
  13. constrict
    • vt
    • to squeeze
  14. consultation
    • n
    • meeting for advice
  15. cosmopolitan
    • adj
    • sophisticated, worldly
    • n
    • worldly person
  16. defame
    • vt
    • to slander
  17. deplete
    • vt
    • to use up
  18. disarray
    • n
    • disorder
  19. discriminate
    • vt
    • to perceive differences
    • vi
    • to distinguish (unfairly)
  20. dissemble
    • vt
    • to hide under false appearance
  21. dubious
    • adj
    • uncertain
    • worthy of suspicion
  22. dwindle
    • vi
    • to grow steadily less
  23. elate
    • vt
    • to make very happy
  24. eminence
    • n
    • distinction, superiority
  25. enlightenment
    • n
    • awareness
  26. eschew
    • vt
    • to shun, avoid
  27. exemplary
    • adj
    • serving as a model
  28. extol
    • vt
    • to praise highly
  29. fastidious
    • adj
    • hard to please
  30. fluster
    • vt
    • to bewilder
    • vi
    • to become agitated
  31. germinal
    • adj
    • in first stages of development
  32. hedonism
    • n
    • living for sake of pleasure
  33. hypothetical
    • adj
    • assumed without proof; speculative
  34. incapacitated
    • adj
    • disabled
  35. incensed
    • adj
    • enraged
  36. indelible
    • adj
    • impossible to erase
  37. innate
    • adj
    • inborn
  38. irrevocable
    • adj
    • unalterable
  39. lethargy
    • n
    • drowsiness, laziness
  40. linger
    • vi
    • to be slow to leave
  41. malicious
    • adj
    • intending to harm another
  42. mesmerize
    • vt
    • to spellbind
  43. nomenclature
    • n
    • specialized set of terms
  44. ordain
    • vt
    • to appoint as priest
    • to establish/order by law
  45. parry
    • vt
    • to ward off a strike
    • to dodge/evade (ex. a question)
    • n
    • act of evading
  46. pecuniary
    • adj
    • relating to money
  47. poignant
    • adj
    • stirring sympathy; emotionally moving
  48. premise
    • n
    • assumption
  49. privy
    • adj
    • private; sharing through secrets
  50. propriety
    • n
    • appropriateness
  51. raze
    • vt
    • to demolish
  52. recondite
    • adj
    • hard to understand
  53. relinquish
    • vt
    • to yield, release, give up
  54. ribald
    • adj
    • using vulgar humor
    • n
    • someone using vulgar humor
  55. salutary
    • adj
    • promoting health/welfare
  56. servile
    • adj
    • submissive, slave-like
  57. sparse
    • adj
    • few & scattered
  58. stipend
    • n
    • fixed payment for services
  59. supersede
    • vt
    • to replace as outdated
  60. teeming
    • adj
    • overflowing with life
  61. titter
    • vi
    • to giggle
    • n
    • suppressed laughter
  62. ubiquitous
    • adj
    • widespread
  63. vagrant
    • n
    • idle wanderer
    • adj
    • wandering
  64. virtuoso
    • n
    • highly skilled performer
  65. zealous
    • adj
    • eagerly enthusiastic

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