vocab 12

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vocab 12
2011-05-01 22:16:09

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  1. belated
    We started the meeting without the belated representative.

    • belated birthday greetings.
    • -late, delayed, or detained
    • -Old, archaic
  2. callous
    They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others.

    • -made hard; hardened.
    • -insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic
  3. decrepit
    He was a decrepit man who can hardly walk.

    • -weakened by old age; feeble; infirm
    • -worn out by long use; dilapidated
  4. delineation
    • The feelings of racism is clearly delineated by the seperated bus seats for the communites
    • -to trace the outline of; sketch out
    • -a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft
    • -a description, to descript
  5. demeanor
    Salem's ture demeanor is exposed during the withcraft trials

    • -conduct; behavior; deportment
    • -facial appearance; mien
  6. flay
    Flayed pieces of skin, stripped from the bodies of the dead were the results of the battle.

    • -to strip off the skin or outer covering of
    • -to criticize or scold with scathing severity
    • -to deprive or strip of money or property
  7. heinous
    The criminal was accused of a heinous offense.

    hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible
  8. imperturbable
    Atticus was known for in imerturbable composure.

    incapable of being upset or agitated; not easily excited; calm
  9. infraction
    He reported the infraction, and the school forfeited the state championship.

    • -breach; violation; infringement
    • -breaking of the law
  10. machiavellian
    He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.

    -characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, -deception, expediency, or dishonesty
  11. opprobrium
    After the scandal their families also needed to be shielded from public opprobrium.

    • -the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct -considered outrageously shameful; infamy
    • -a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach
  12. pandemonium
    After the disaster pandemonium caused terror in the heart of the capital

    • -wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos
    • -a place or scene of riotous uproar or utter chaos
    • -hell
  13. redress
    She redressed her dolls for the special occasion.

    to dress again
  14. saga
    At the conclusion of her saga, we were all virtually asleep.

    any narrative or legend of heroic exploits
  15. staunch
    He delivered a staunch defense of the government.

    firm or steadfast in principle, adherence, loyalty
  16. turpitude
    The President was guilty of many acts of moral turpitude.

    vile, shameful, or base character; depravity
  17. unconscionable
    The stock broker earned an unconscionable profit

    • -not guided by conscience; unscrupulous
    • -excessive; extortionate
    • -not reasonable
  18. vacillate
    His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader.

    • -to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute
    • -to sway, staggar, totter
    • -to oscillate or fluctuate
  19. vindicate
    • to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or
    • to justify
  20. vituperation
    verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation