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2010-11-26 01:26:42
English Vocab

December 1st test
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  1. Confluence
    A coming together of two things

    Like rivers to form a bigger river
  2. Conjugal
    Pertaining to marriage
  3. Contentious
    Causing or characterized by argument or controversy
  4. Conundrum
    Anything that puzzles

    Riddle whose answear involves a play on words
  5. Copious
    • Large in quantity
    • Abundant
    • Plentiful
  6. Corpulence
    • largeness of body
    • fatness
  7. Coterie
    • an exclusive group
    • a group of people who associate closely
    • clique
  8. Credulous
    • willing to believe or trust too readily
    • gullible
  9. Cryptic
    • mysterious in meaning
    • puzzling
    • secretive
  10. Curmudgeon
    a bad-tempered/difficult person
  11. Dearth
    • an inadequate supply
    • scarcity
    • lack
  12. Demagogue
    a person who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
  13. Desecrate
    • to divert from a sacred to a profane use
    • defile
    • dishonor
  14. Diatribe
    a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism:
  15. Diffidence
    • lack of confidence
    • shy
  16. Dilatory
    • intended to cause delay
    • tending to delay or procrastinate
  17. Disaffected
    discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.
  18. Discrusive
    • passing aimlessly from one subject to another
    • rambling
    • proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition
  19. Dissemble
    • to give a false or misleading appearance to
    • conceal the truth or real nature of
  20. Disparage
    • to speak of or treat slightingly
    • depreciate
    • belittle
  21. Dispassionate
    • free from or unaffected by passion
    • devoid of personal feeling or bias
    • impartial
  22. Dissonant
    cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
  23. Dissuade
    persuade not to do something
  24. Divination
    the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means
  25. Dotard
    a person, esp. an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties
  26. Duplicity
    • speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with intent to deceive
    • deceitfulness in speech or conduct
  27. Egregious
    • extraordinary in some bad way
    • an egregious liar
  28. Elegiac
    expressing sorrow or lamentation
  29. Elucidate
    • to make lucid or clear
    • explain
  30. Emanate
    • to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth
    • originate