Vocab.txt

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Vocab.txt
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vocab from the first half of the year
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  1. Repugnant
    • Causing disgust or hatred
    • adj
  2. Expedicious
    • Speedy
    • Adj
  3. Apt
    • Appropriate
    • adj
  4. Philistine
    • someone who is proud to be ignorant
    • adj
  5. Vernacular
    • Everyday speech or slang
    • noun
  6. Jettisoned
    • to throw
    • verb
  7. Debacle
    • big disaster
    • noun
  8. Subline
    • great intellectual value
    • adj
  9. Sardonic
    • mocking,scornful
    • adj
  10. Inane
    • senseless,silly
    • adj
  11. Antithetical
    • contrary or oppositional
    • adj
  12. Verdant
    • covered with green
    • adj
  13. Prolific
    • productive
    • adj
  14. Cantankerous
    • ill-natured or argumentative
    • adj
  15. Aberation
    • Deviation from the norm
    • noun
  16. Ethereal
    • Heavenly or light
    • adj
  17. Noisome
    • Offensive or stinking
    • adj
  18. Soporific
    • Causing sleep
    • adj
  19. Adage
    • A wise old saying
    • noun
  20. Burgeoned
    • to expand or flourish
    • verb
  21. Gaffe
    • Social Blunder
    • noun
  22. Waned
    • A decrease in strength
    • verb
  23. Rebuked
    • Criticize sharply
    • verb
  24. Quixotic
    • Idealistic to a foolish degree
    • adj
  25. Jejune
    • Lacking maturity
    • adj
  26. Kudos
    • Compliment
    • noun
  27. Castigated
    • To criticize sharply
    • verb
  28. Harbinger
    • a sign or symbol
    • noun
  29. Execrated
    • To Curse
    • verb
  30. Neophyte
    • Novice or beginner
    • noun
  31. Plebian
    • Vulgar, low class
    • adj
  32. Thwart
    • to prevent from occurring
    • verb
  33. Vilify
    • To put people down with words
    • verb
  34. Assuaged
    • To soothe or relieve
    • verb
  35. Carp
    • Complain
    • verb
  36. Deft
    • adroit, skillful
    • verb
  37. Dither
    • to go back and forth between 2 choices
    • verb
  38. Fecund
    • Fertile
    • adj
  39. Noxious
    • Harmful
    • adj
  40. Draconian
    • Severe, Harsh, Cruel
    • adj
  41. Lugubrious
    • Exaggeratedly mournful
    • adj
  42. Oligarchy
    • Governed by a few
    • noun
  43. Anachronistic
    • out of order in time
    • adj
  44. Obdurate
    • Stubborn
    • adj
  45. Cajoled
    • To persuade
    • verb
  46. Unfettered
    • Set free from restriction
    • noun
  47. Zenith
    • Highest point
    • noun
  48. Wanton
    • Unjustified
    • adj
  49. Semantic
    • pertaining to the meaning of words
    • noun
  50. Avuncular
    • Kind or generous
    • adj
  51. Glowered
    • Glared
    • verb
  52. Queue
    • line
    • noun
  53. Attrition
    • Natural decrease in size
    • noun
  54. Farce
    • Joke or ridiculous situation
    • noun
  55. Mirth
    • Joy
    • noun
  56. Abrogated
    • Abolish or nullify
    • verb
  57. Prosaic
    • Dull or unimaginative
    • adj
  58. Smidgeon
    • small amount
    • noun
  59. Incensed
    • Very angry
    • verb
  60. Epiphany
    • a burst of understanding
    • noun
  61. Ichthyic
    • Fish like
    • noun
  62. Vicissitudes
    • A change of condition or carma
    • noun
  63. Ineffable
    • unable to be explained
    • adj
  64. Peccadilloes
    • confrontation, minor offence
    • noun
  65. Recidivism
    • act of repeating a crime
    • noun
  66. Tenets
    • principles to live by
    • noun
  67. Avarice
    • greed
    • noun
  68. Chargin
    • Dismay
    • noun
  69. Truncated
    • to cut short
    • verb
  70. impious
    • evil or wicked
    • adj
  71. Capricious
    • Impulsive or unpredictable
    • adj
  72. Tenous
    • unsure
    • adj
  73. Assiduous
    • hard working
    • adj
  74. Intripid
    • Fearless
    • adj
  75. Assimilate
    • to absorb, imitate
    • verb
  76. Tenacity
    • persistence
    • adj
  77. Abysmal
    • extremely hopeless
    • adj
  78. Fracas
    • a big fight
    • noun
  79. Cavil
    • to argue
    • verb
  80. vacuous
    • unintelligent, empty
    • adj
  81. Asylum
    • A place of security
    • noun
  82. Auspicious
    • Promising
    • adj
  83. Benign
    • Gentle
    • adj
  84. Mollify
    • to calm
    • verb
  85. Dubiuous
    • doubtful
    • adj
  86. Slander
    • oral lie
    • noun
  87. Coup
    • cleverly executed plan
    • noun
  88. Astute
    • clever
    • adj
  89. Disingenuous
    • untruthful
    • adj
  90. Ruse
    • a crafty trick
    • noun
  91. Belied
    • to give a false impression
    • verb
  92. Paragon
    • model of excellence
    • noun
  93. Lamented
    • to mourn
    • verb
  94. Incarnate
    • in the flesh
    • adj
  95. Hubris
    • excessive pride
    • noun
  96. Acerbic
    • Bitter or sour
    • adj
  97. Behest
    • Command or order
    • noun
  98. Curmudgeon
    • Greedy and grouchy old person
    • noun
  99. Furtive
    • quick
    • adj
  100. Evinced
    • Convince
    • verb
  101. Insipid
    • Uninteresting
    • adj
  102. Torpor
    • Laziness
    • noun
  103. Disparity
    • Difference
    • noun
  104. Embelished
    • Decorate
    • verb
  105. Ostentatious
    • Showy Display
    • adj
  106. Poignant
    • Moving or Emotional
    • adj
  107. Ebullience
    • Intense enthusiasm
    • noun
  108. Effusive
    • Emotionally unrestrained
    • adj
  109. Flagrant
    • Very obvious
    • adj
  110. Gratuitous
    • Given excessively
    • adj
  111. Arbiter
    • Judge
    • noun
  112. Exculpated
    • To be freed of guilt
    • verb
  113. Penitent
    • Remorseful
    • noun
  114. Condescending
    • Treating others as inferior
    • adj
  115. Despotic
    • Tyrannical
    • adj
  116. Haughty
    • Arrogant
    • adj
  117. Imperious
    • Bossy or overbearing
    • Adj
  118. Futile
    • Pointless
    • adj
  119. Dilatory
    • Habitually late
    • adj
  120. Indolent
    • Lazy
    • Adj
  121. Assertion
    • a deceleration
    • noun
  122. Clarity
    • Clearness of thought or expression
    • noun
  123. Cogent
    • Convincing
    • adj
  124. Cohesive
    • Condition of sticking together
    • adj
  125. Didactic
    • Intended to instruct
    • adj
  126. Discourse
    • discussion
    • noun
  127. Elequence
    • Speaking persuasively and elegantly
    • noun
  128. Lucid
    • Clear
    • Adj
  129. Pundit
    • Authority
    • noun
  130. Rhetoric
    • Art of using language
    • noun

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