Vocabulary 3

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Vocabulary 3
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  1. explicate
    to clear from involvement
  2. inure
    to hearden or toughen by use
  3. invective
    A severe or violent censure or reproach
  4. distill (chemistry)
    process of drives gas vapor from a liquid or solid
  5. diverge
    to move in different directions
  6. obtrusive
    • sticking out or protruding
    • undesirably noticeable
  7. odium
    extreme dislike or disgust
  8. odious
    hateful
  9. obviate
    to do away with an objection or difficulty
  10. levity
    frivolity
  11. expostulate
    to clear from involvement
  12. penury
    extreme poverty
  13. officious
    interfering: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  14. licentious
    wanton
  15. penurious excessively sparing in use of money
    excessively sparing in use of money
  16. dross
    inferior or trivial
  17. dolt
    a foolish person
  18. edifying
    instructive, enlightening
  19. effrontery
    shameless boldness
  20. emollient
    something that softens or soothes
  21. encomium
    formal expression of praise
  22. enervate
    to weaken
  23. engender
    to produce, to cause
  24. enmity
    hatred, hostility, ill will.
  25. preclude
    to prevent
  26. portent/portend
    omen: a sign of something about to happen
  27. punctilious
    meticulous: marked by precise accordance with details
  28. puerile
    childish
  29. prudence
    caution
  30. pugnacious
    quarrelsome
  31. pungency
    affecting the sense of smell
  32. incipient
    initial
  33. incongruous
    unsuitable for the time, place or occasion
  34. inculcate
    to teach by frequent repetitions
  35. indelible
    can't be removed or blotted out
  36. halcyon
    calm
  37. harangue
    a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  38. harbinger
    • something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    • a sign of things to come
  39. finesse
    delicacy: subtly skillful handling of a situation
  40. exigency
    requiring immediate attention; and urgent situation
  41. ignominious
    shameful
  42. imbroglio
    • a complicated situation; an entanglement
    • a very embarrassing misunderstanding
  43. expatiate
    wordy, detailed writing, elaborate
  44. imbue
    to dye; permeate
  45. flippant
    showing inappropriate levity
  46. florid
    flushed with red
  47. importune
    beg persistently and urgently, harassing
  48. insouciant
    unconcerned, nonchalant, carefree
  49. insipid
    tasteless
  50. lachrymose
    sorrowful, dolorous, to make cry

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