English Midterm

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English Midterm
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  1. Bombastic
    Pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
  2. Drivel
    Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense

    To let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense
  3. Ingratiate
    To make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
  4. Intrinsic
    Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
  5. Inveigh
    To make a violent attack on words, express strong dissaproval
  6. Stringent
    Strict, sever; rigorously binding or compelling; sharp or bitter in taste
  7. Circuitous
    Roundabout, not direct
  8. Inadverdent
    Resulting from a lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
  9. Sangfroid
    Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
  10. Seditious
    Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
  11. Tenuous
    Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; poorly supported
  12. Amorphous
    Shapeless, without a definite form; of no particular type or character
  13. Erudite
    Scholarly, learned
  14. Gossamer
    Thin, delicate, insubstantial

    Very thin cloth
  15. Infer
    To find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint; suggest; imply
  16. Irrevocable
    Incapable of being changed or called back
  17. Propensity
    Natural inclination toward
  18. Querulous
    Peevish, complaining, fretful
  19. Remonstrate
    To argue or plead with someone against something
  20. Reverberate
    To re-echo, resound
  21. Scurrilous
    Coursely abusive, vulgar or low; foul-mouthed
  22. Sedulous
    Persistent, showing determination
  23. Sleazy
    Thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; inferior in quality or character
  24. Amnesty
    General pardon for an offense against a government
  25. Autonomy
    Self-government; political control
  26. Blazon
    To adorn; to display consipicuously
  27. Caveat
    A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
  28. Equitable
    Fair, just
  29. Filch
    To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
  30. Flout
    To mock, treat with contempt
  31. Fractious
    Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome
  32. Precept
    Rule of conduct or action
  33. Salutary
    Beneficial, helpful; healthful
  34. Scathing
    Bitterly severe, withering; causing a great harm
  35. Scourge
    To whip, punish severely

    Cause of affliction or suffering
  36. Soporific
    Tending to cause sleep

    Something that induces sleep
  37. Straitlaced
    Extremely strict in regardd to moral standards and conduct
  38. Transient
    Lasting only a short time

    One who stays for a short time
  39. Unwieldy
    Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
  40. Vapid
    Dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness
  41. Anomalous
    Abnormal, irregular
  42. Aspersion
    Act of slandering
  43. Bizarre
    Extremely strange, unusual
  44. Brusque
    Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
  45. Cajole
    To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
  46. Castigate
    Punish severely
  47. Contrive
    Plan with ingenuity, invent
  48. Demagogue
    Leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
  49. Disabuse
    To free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
  50. Enui
    Weariness and dissatisfaction from laxk of occupation or interest, boredem
  51. Fetter
    Chain or shackle place on the feet

    To chain; render helpless
  52. Heinous
    Very wicked, offensive, hateful
  53. Immuable
    Not subject to change, constant
  54. Insurgent
    One who rebels or rises against authority

    Rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority
  55. Megalomania
    A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent
  56. Sinecure
    Position requiring little or no work
  57. Surreptitious
    Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation
  58. Transgress
    To go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin; violate a law
  59. Transmute
    To change from one nature to another
  60. Vicarious
    Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

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