Vocabulary List #2

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Vocabulary List #2
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  1. ineffective, worthless
    syn: incompetent
    FECKLESS
  2. causing disease
    syn: noxious, infecting
    PATHOGENIC
  3. sullen and gloomy;
    stern and severe
    syn: austere, strict, grave
    DOUR
  4. a cleverly executed trick or deception; sleight of hand
    PRESTIDIGITATION
  5. submissive, yielding
    syn: bending, malleable
    COMPLIANT
  6. splendid, brilliant
    syn: dazzling, bright
    RESPLENDENT
  7. to root out, eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly
    syn: wipe out
    EXTIRPATE
  8. an oppressive lack of resources (as money), severe poverty
    syn: destitution, impoverishment
    PENURY
  9. soiled, wet and limp; dilapidated
    syn: disheveled, disordered, threadbare
    BEDRAGGLED
  10. extra, more than necessary
    syn: excess, surplus
    SUPERFLUOUS
  11. a small cave
    syn: cavern, recess, burrow
    GROTTO
  12. having many twists and turns; highly complex
    syn: winding, circuitous
    TORTUOUS
  13. to give notice to, inform
    syn: notify
    APPRISE
  14. flamboyance or dash in style and action
    syn: flair
    PANACHE
  15. to precede, to go ahead of
    FOREGO
  16. not rigid, loose; negligent
    syn: careless, imprecise
    LAX
  17. a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
    syn: council
    JUNTA
  18. to clear of blame; support a claim
    syn: justify, exonerate
    VINDICATE
  19. extremely skilled
    syn: quick masterful
    ADEPT
  20. to make rare; to make thin or less dense
    syn: attenuate, prune
    RAREFY
  21. to act or react with equal force
    syn: counteract, compensate, offset
    CONTERVAIL
  22. to confuse, make obscure
    syn: shadow, complicate
    OBFUSCATE
  23. departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional
    syn: unorthodox
    HERETICAL
  24. a burden, an obligation
    syn: responsibility, hardship
    ONUS

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