1984 Vocab Test 4

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1984 Vocab Test 4
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  1. remonstrate
    to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
  2. lurid
    gruesome; horrible; revolting
  3. discretion
    the power or right to decide or act according to one's ownjudgment; freedom of judgment or choice
  4. aloof
    at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart
  5. venerate
    to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
  6. neurotic
    a functional disorder in whichfeelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts,and physical complaints without objective evidence ofdisease, in various degrees and patterns, dominatethe personality.
  7. zeal
    fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor;enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
  8. disrepute
    low regard; disfavor
  9. adulation
    to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admireservilely.
  10. edifying
    to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift
  11. proliferation
    a rapid and often excessive spread or increase
  12. flourish
    • to be in a vigorous state; thrive
    • to make dramatic, sweeping gestures
  13. scuttle
    a deep bucket for carrying coal.
  14. fanaticism
    motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm orzeal, as in religion or politics.
  15. fecund
    producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation,etc., in abundance
  16. reverie
    a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing
  17. credulous
    willing to believe or trust too readily, especially withoutproper or adequate evidence; gullible.
  18. spurious
    not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed,pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
  19. inextricable
    incapable of being disentangled, undone, loosed, or solved
  20. tacit
    understood without being openly expressed; implied
  21. debauchery
    excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance
  22. vulgarity
    indecent; obscene; lewd
  23. wooden
    • without spirit, animation, or awareness
    • dull or stupid
    • stiff, ungainly, or awkward
  24. submissive
    unresistingly or humbly obedient
  25. impregnable
    strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be takenby force, unconquerable

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