Vocabulary 3

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Vocabulary 3
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  1. merrily, lightheartedly cheerful; without appropriate thought
    syn: in a carefree manner
    BLITHELY
  2. to be sparing or frugal; to restrict with respect to a share or allowance
    syn: skimp, scrimp
    stint
  3. a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
    syn: inertia, standstill
    stasis
  4. high-sounding but meaningless; ostentatiously lofty in style
    syn: grandiose, inflated
    BOMBASTIC
  5. relating to cows; having qualitites characteristic of a cow, such as sluggishness or dullness
    syn: dull, placid
    BOVINE
  6. marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, or spirit
    syn: strong, bold
    STALWART
  7. to do without, to abstain from
    syn: pass on
    forgo
  8. pitifully small or worthless
    syn: trifling, petty
    paltry
  9. producing illusion, deceptive
    syn: false, imaginary
    ILLUSORY
  10. intensely wicked or vicious
    syn: malevolent, sinister
    NEFARIOUS
  11. an outcast
    syn: untouchable, abomination
    PARIAH
  12. suggestive of a wild beast, not domesticated
    syn: wild, savage
    FERAL
  13. a fictitious name, used particularly by writers to conceal identity
    syn: pen name
    PSEUDONYM
  14. to laugh at contemptuously, to make fun of
    syn: ridicule
    DERIDE
  15. an inclination, a definite liking
    syn: leaning, predilection
    PENCHANT
  16. external, unessential; originating from the outside
    syn: extraneous, foreign
    EXTRINSIC
  17. blameworthy, disreputable
    syn: culpable, deplorable
    REPREHENSIBLE
  18. having the same lineage or ancestry; related by blood
    syn: kin, cognate
    CONSANGUINEOUS
  19. to embezzle
    syn: misappropriate
    PECULATE
  20. easily accomplished; seeming to lack sincerity or depth; arrived at without due effort
    syn: effortless, superficial
    FACILE
  21. raw material, as for artistic creation; readily abundant ideas or images
    syn: material
    FODDER
  22. occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting a large portion of the population
    syn: general, extensive
    PANDEMIC
  23. elaborate praise; formal humn of praise
    syn: compliment, homage
    PANEGYRIC
  24. to scorn, to disregard with contempt
    syn: mock, sneer, spurn
    FLOUT

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