english vocab

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  1. alembic
    a container made up of two vessels connected by a tube
  2. assiduous
    • Constant in application or attention;
    • diligent
  3. assuage
    To satisfy or appease, pacify, calm
  4. baneful
    destructive; pernicious
  5. benign
    Of a kind and gentle disposition
  6. blasphemy
    • A contemptuous or profane act, utterance,
    • or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
  7. circuitous
    roundabout; not direct
  8. deleterious
    Having a harmful effect; injurious
  9. delusory
    Tending to deceive
  10. deportment
    • A manner of personal conduct; behavior,
    • manners, conduct
  11. ebullition
    • the act, process or state of boiling or
    • bubbling up; a sudden violent outburst or display
  12. efficacy
    • Power or capacity to produce a desired
    • effect; effectiveness
  13. embalmed
    • 1. To treat (a corpse) with preservatives
    • in order to prevent decay.2. to protect from change or oblivion; preserve or
    • fix
  14. equanimity
    • The quality of being calm and
    • even-tempered; composure
  15. erroneous
    Containing or derived from error; mistaken
  16. evanescent
    Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
  17. grave
    serious or solemn
  18. imbibe
    to drink
  19. imbued
    • To inspire or influence thoroughly; to
    • stain or dye
  20. impertinence
    • unmannerly intrusion or presumption;
    • insolence
  21. imperturbable
    Unshakably calm and collected
  22. irrevocably
    Impossible to retract or revoke
  23. malice
    • A desire to harm others or to see others
    • suffer; extreme ill will or spite
  24. pervading
    To be present throughout; permeate
  25. pestilence
    • A usually fatal epidemic disease,
    • especially bubonic plague.
    • A pernicious, evil influence or agent.
  26. recompense
    • to repay; compensation, as for an injury,
    • wrong
  27. resplendent
  28. Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant
  29. sagacity
    • The quality of being discerning, sound in
    • judgment, and farsighted; wisdom
  30. sedulously
    • diligent in application or attention;
    • persevering; assiduously
  31. torpid
    inactive or sluggish
  32. vacuity
    Total absence of matter; emptiness
  33. vagaries
    An extravagant or erratic notion or action
  34. verdure
    • The lush greenness of flourishing
    • vegetation
  35. aspired
    • To have a great ambition or ultimate goal;
    • desire strongly
  36. conduct
    personal behavior; way of acting; to lead
  37. devise
  38. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind;
    design or contrive
  39. discourses
    Verbal expression in speech or writing
  40. encounter
    • A meeting, especially one that is
    • unplanned, unexpected, or brief
  41. extremities
    • The outermost or farthest point or
    • portion; a limb of a body
  42. fortnight
    • the space of fourteen nights and days; two
    • weeks
  43. grudge
    a feeling of ill will or resentment
  44. haunt
    • To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the
    • form of a ghost or other supernatural being; To visit often; frequent
  45. loathsome
    • causing feelings of loathing; disgusting;
    • revolting; repulsive
  46. meddle
    • To intrude into other people's affairs or
    • business
  47. peppered
    • To sprinkle liberally; dot, to shower with
    • bullets
  48. pernicious
    causing insidious harm or ruin
  49. portentous
    • ominously significant or indicative,
    • indicating hazard
  50. rancor
    • Bitter, long-lasting resentment;
    • deep-seated ill will
  51. retorts
    • To reply, especially to answer in a quick,
    • caustic, or witty manner
  52. scathe
    • to attack with severe criticism, to hurt,
    • harm, or injure, as by scorching
  53. simple
    • unaffected; unassuming; modest; easy to
    • understand, deal with, use,
  54. warrant
    • authorization, sanction, or justification,
    • something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something;
    • guarantee, pledge, or security; to give authority to; authorize
  55. silhouette
    • a two-dimensional representation of the
    • outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly
    • filled in with black
  56. titanic
    Having great stature or enormous strength
  57. manifested
    To show or demonstrate plainly
  58. manipulated
    • to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in
    • an unfair manner
  59. profusely
    Giving or given freely and abundantly
  60. reprimands
    • a severe reproof or rebuke, esp. a formal
    • one by a person in authority
  61. jovial
    characterized by good cheer
  62. paraphernalia
    personal belongings, the things used in a particular activity
  63. perfunctory
    performed merely as a routine duty
  64. interminably
    never ending
  65. gravely
    seriously or solemnly in a heavy demeanor
  66. petulantly
    Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
  67. silhouette
    • a two-dimensional representation of the
    • outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly
    • filled in with black
  68. titanic
    having great stature or enormous stregnth
  69. manifested
    to show or demonstrate plainly
  70. manipulated
    • to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in
    • an unfair manner
  71. contemplating
    To look at attentively and thoughtfully
  72. glade
    an open space in a forest
  73. veltd
    • Any of the open grazing areas of southern
    • Africa
  74. raucous
    rough sounding and harsh
  75. insolently
    boldly rude and disrespectful
  76. cynically
    distrusting the motives of others
  77. dire
    Adjective

    • Causing or involving great fear or
    • suffering;

    Synonyms: dreadful; terrible
  78. . forlorn
    Adjective

    • Desolate
    • or dreary;

    • Synonyms:
    • unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance
  79. morose, morosely
    Adjective

    • Gloomily
    • or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

    • Synonyms:
    • glum, moody, sullen
  80. exulted
    Verb

    • To
    • show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated
    • or jubilant

    • Synonyms:
    • glory, revel
  81. malevolence
    • The
    • quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred

    • Synonyms:
    • maliciousness, spitefulness
  82. guileless
    Adjective

    • Free
    • from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank

    • Synonym:
    • ingenuous
  83. coax
    Verb

    • To
    • attempt to influence by gentle persuasion

    • Synonyms:
    • allure, beguile
  84. . harangue
    • A scolding or a long or
    • intense verbal attack

    Verb

    • Synonyms:
    • long lecture, diatribe
  85. ensconced
    Verb

    To cover or shelter

    • Synonyms: hide,
    • conceal
  86. servile
    Adjective

    • Slavishly
    • submissive or servant-like

    • Synonym:
    • obsequious

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