qtr 4 vocab

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qtr 4 vocab
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  1. abridged
    • adj
    • shortened/lessened
  2. advocate
    • vt
    • to plead/argue for
  3. alacrity
    • n
    • cheerful promptness
  4. anarchy
    • n
    • absence/disregard of gov
  5. apprise
    • vt
    • to inform
  6. assess
    • vt
    • to determine amount of (tax)
    • to judge
  7. augment
    • vt
    • to make bigger
  8. bestial
    • adj
    • like a beast
  9. capricious
    • adj
    • impulsive, unpredictable
  10. charlatan
    • n
    • pretender
  11. citadel
    • n
    • fortress
  12. commiserate
    • vi
    • to feel/express sympathy
  13. conciliate
    • vt
    • to appease
    • to gain favor by friendly acts
  14. contaminate
    • vt
    • to corrupt
  15. credulous
    • adj
    • gullible
  16. degeneration
    • n
    • worsening
    • deterioration
  17. deportment
    • n
    • bearing, manner
  18. devious
    • adj
    • sneakily indirect
  19. discordant
    • adj
    • harsh-sounding
    • disagreeing
  20. disparage
    • vt
    • to speak of slightingly
  21. duration
    • n
    • continuance in time
    • the time something lasts
  22. elicit
    • vt
    • to draw forth
  23. encore
    • n
    • additional performance in response to demand
  24. entice
    • vt
    • to lure, attract, tempt
  25. estrange
    • vt
    • to cause hostility between people who were close
  26. exertion
    • n
    • effort, strain, use
  27. extrapolate
    • vt
    • to infer from known data
  28. feint
    • n
    • a feigned blow used to mislead
    • vt
    • to fake out
  29. formidable
    • adj
    • causing fear, discouragement, or awe
  30. giddy
    • adj
    • dizzy
    • lightheartedly silly
  31. heinous
    • adj
    • shockingly evil
  32. impromptu
    • adv/adj
    • unplanned
  33. inception
    • n
    • beginning, origin
  34. incidental
    • adj
    • accidental
    • as a minor consequence
  35. indigenous
    • adj
    • occurring naturally in an area
  36. innovation
    • n
    • introduction of something new
    • a novelty
  37. inured
    • adj
    • accustomed to something undesirable
  38. invulnerable
    • adj
    • impossible to harm
  39. lithe
    • adj
    • easily or gracefully flexible
  40. materialize
    • vi
    • to come into physical existence
  41. mundane
    • adj
    • dull, ordinary
  42. nullify
    • vt
    • to counteract the value or force of
  43. ostentatious
    • adj
    • showy
  44. parsimony
    • n
    • thrift, stinginess
  45. peremptory
    • adj
    • in an arrogantly commanding manner
    • admitting to no common opinion
  46. philistine
    • n
    • materialist who disdains culture/ideas
  47. potent
    • adj
    • powerful
  48. precipitous
    • adj
    • steep
  49. preposterous
    • adj
    • absurd
  50. prolong
    • vt
    • to lengthen
  51. recalcitrant
    • adj
    • stubbornly disobedient
  52. recuperate
    • vt
    • to regain health
  53. renegade
    • n
    • a deserter, rebel
  54. reserve
    • n
    • something stored for future use
    • restraint, caution
    • vt
    • to hold back, set aside
  55. robust
    • adj
    • vigorously healthy
    • hearty
  56. savory
    • adj
    • tasty
  57. slavish
    • adj
    • slavelike
    • basely imitative
  58. squalor
    • n
    • filth and misery
  59. stringent
    • adj
    • strict with regard to rules/standards
  60. subsidize
    • vt
    • to support financially
  61. surpass
    • vt
    • to exceed
    • to become greater than
  62. tenacious
    • adj
    • persistent
    • clinging
  63. unctuous
    • adj
    • falsely flattering or earnest
  64. venal
    • adj
    • open to bribery
  65. vivacity
    liveliness

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