Words to Know 2

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Words to Know 2
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  1. euphemism
    the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
  2. evanescent
    fleeting, brief
  3. exasperate
    worsen
  4. extemporize
    improvise
  5. facetious
    not meant to be taken seriously or literally- amusing/humerous
  6. fickle
    always changing one's mind
  7. flout
    disregard for the law or rules
  8. foment
    instigate- to foment trouble
  9. forsake
    abandon
  10. fortuitous
    lucky
  11. fulminate
    denounce- The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
  12. furtive
    stealthy- a furtive glance
  13. gainsay
    contradict, deny, dispute
  14. germane
    relevant
  15. glib
    insincere maner
  16. gratuitous
    unwarranted, uncalled for, given without payment
  17. gregarious
    sociable
  18. halcyon
    serene, calm, peaceful
  19. harangue
    tirade
  20. harry
    harass- He was harried by constant doubts.
  21. histrionic
    overly dramatic
  22. iconoclast
    one who rails against sacred institutions
  23. imminent
    about to happen
  24. impecunious
    poor, indigent
  25. imperturbable
    calm
  26. impetous
    impulsive
  27. impolitic
    unwise
  28. impunity
    exemption from punishment
  29. incendiary
    inflammatory
  30. incipient
    beginning
  31. incontrovertible
    indisputable
  32. incorrigible
    bad beyond correction or reform, unreformable
  33. indolent
    lazy
  34. indomitable
    invincible
  35. ineffable
    inexpressable
  36. inert
    inactive
  37. inhibit
    restrain
  38. inimical
    unfavorable, harmful, adverse
  39. insatiable
    gluttonous
  40. insidious
    treacherous or deceitful
  41. insipid
    flat, dull
  42. insufferable
    unbearable
  43. internecine
    mutually destructive
  44. intractable
    unmanageable
  45. intrepid
    fearless
  46. inure
    accustome, habituate
  47. invective
    verbal insult, denunciation
  48. inveigle
    lure, entice
  49. irresolute
    hesitant, uncertain
  50. judacious
    prudent

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