English Vocab Test 3

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English Vocab Test 3
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The 3rd vocabulary,the first this semester
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  1. Reticent
    • ADJ
    • Not talking much, reserved
    • re-tə-sənt
  2. Digress
    • Verb
    • To wander from the subject or topic
  3. Eloquence
    • Noun
    • Having an ease of speaking, a speech that can impact feelings
  4. Disdainful
    • Adj
    • Full of bitterness and scornfullness and despises
  5. Narcissist
    • ADJ
    • A Person who feels superior to everyone
    • nahr-suh-sist
  6. Platitude
    • Noun
    • an obvious remark said as if it was original or profound
  7. Appease
    • MOFO
    • Verb
    • to relieve, calm down, make quiet satisfy, soothe, to bring to a state of peace
    • Ex: calming a crying child
  8. Mitigate
    • MOFO
    • Verb
    • To make or become less severe, to lessen pain or damage or intensity, relieve or allay
  9. Cordial
    • Adj
    • Warm and friendly
  10. contentious
    • Adj
    • Quarrelsome; Belligerent Causing argument or contraversy
  11. Lavish
    • Adj
    • Generous in spending money
  12. Squander
    • Verb
    • To waste money, rime, or other items in a wasteful way
  13. Miserly
    • Adj
    • Careful with how money is spent
    • my-zer-lee
  14. Cryptic
    • Adj
    • Hard to understand, mysterious, Obscure
  15. Debacle
    • MOFO
    • Noun
    • A failure or breakdown, collapse, catastrophe
    • dey-bah-kuhl
  16. Precarious
    • MOFO
    • Adj
    • dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; Dangerous or risky; Uncertain, doubtful, snstable
  17. Nefarious
    • Adj
    • Very mean and wicked
    • Ex: Dr.Evil
  18. Odious
    • Adj
    • highly offensive; disgusting
  19. Ominous
    • Adj
    • Pertaining to an evil omen; forboding, threatning
  20. Virulent
    • Adj
    • Extremely poisonous , deadly
    • vir-yuh-luhnt
  21. Rebuff
    • MOFO
    • Verb
    • To snub; to bluntly refuse, refusal
    • ri-buhf
  22. Indifferent
    • Adj
    • Apathetic, showing no concern or care
  23. Obsequious
    • Adj
    • Obeying or helping someone in an overly attentive way;
    • Slavish or obedient
    • uhb-see-kwee-uhs
  24. Toady
    • Noun
    • A flatterer, teacher's pet or kiss up; noun version of obsequious
  25. Fervent
    • Adj
    • Filled with passion or intensity and enthusiasm
  26. Vibrant
    • Adj
    • Full of life, vitality, or color
  27. Intractable
    • Adj
    • Stubborn; hard to manage
    • Ex: donkey
  28. Resolve
    • MOFO
    • Noun
    • Firmness; determination to follow a course of action; willpower
  29. Discordant
    • MOFO
    • Adj
    • lackingharmony or agreement; disagreeing
    • Ex: discordant opinions
  30. Raucous
    • Adj
    • loud and unruly
    • raw-kuh-s
  31. Revere
    • Verb
    • To regard with love and respect
  32. Myriad
    • MOFO
    • Adj/noun
    • Countless, uncountable, endless/ a very large number, heap, loads
    • MIR-ee-uh-d
  33. Ravenous
    • Adj
    • Very hungry for something

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