Words to Know 1

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Words to Know 1
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  1. abstemious
    ´╗┐sparing or moderate in eating and drinking
  2. accost
    to approach and speak to someone
  3. amenable
    agreeable
  4. antipathy
    hatred, repulsion
  5. ascetic
    self-denying: a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
  6. assiduous
    hard-working
  7. austere
    harsh, Spartan
  8. banal
    devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
  9. belittle
    to regard or portray as less impressive or important than appearances indicate; depreciate; disparage.
  10. cachet
    superior status; prestige: The job has a certain cachet.
  11. capitulate
    surrender
  12. castigate
    criticize
  13. chagrin
    embarrassment or humiliation
  14. charlatan
    a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack.
  15. chary
    cautious
  16. commensurate
    proportionate
  17. commiserate
    empathize
  18. compensatory
    serving to compensate, make amends, redeeming
  19. conciliatory
    compromising: making or willing to make concessions
  20. condone
    overlook wrong doing
  21. credulous
    believing
  22. deference
    courteously yielding to another
  23. deleterious
    harmful
  24. delineate
    draw a line around, describe
  25. demur
    take exception
  26. denigrate
    defame
  27. deprecate
    belittle
  28. desiccate
    dehydrate
  29. desultory
    without direction in life
  30. diatribe
    long denunciation
  31. diffident
    shy
  32. digress
    ramble
  33. discerning
    showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding
  34. discretion
    the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment
  35. disingenuous
    deceptive
  36. disparate
    various
  37. dissolution
    disintegration
  38. distend
    swell
  39. divest
    strip, deprive
  40. dogmatic
    certain, unchanging in opinion
  41. eclectic
    from many sources
  42. effloresce
    to bloom
  43. effrontery
    shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity
  44. elicit
    provoke
  45. embellish
    exaggerate
  46. endemic
    peculiar to a particular region
  47. enervate
    weaken
  48. engender
    generate
  49. ennui
    boredom
  50. esoteric
    known only by a few

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