Vocab 14

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  1. artifice
    a drawing-room comedy crafted with artifice and elegance.

    • a clever trick or stratagem; a cunning, crafty device or expedient; wile.
    • trickery; guile; craftiness.
  2. artless
    Simon was an artless child.

    • free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous
    • not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived
  3. begrudge
    She begrudged her friend the award.

    • to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone)
    • to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow
  4. blase
    Einstein was blase about his early discoveries, he was interested in new concepts.

    • indifferent to or bored with life;
    • unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures
  5. callous
    They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others.

    • insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic
    • made hardened
  6. capricious
    He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.

    erratic, witty
  7. comely
    Ralph's comely appearance gave him an advantage in the running for leader

    • pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair
    • proper; seemly; becoming
  8. delve
    Relatives of prisonors commanded an investivagtion to delve into the issue of prison conditions.

    • to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate
    • to dig, as with a spade
  9. diversity
    America is know for its rich diversity in culture.

    • variety; multiformity
    • difference; unlikeness
  10. ennui
    The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

    a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
  11. expedient
    It is expedient that you go.

    • proper under the circumstances
    • tending to promote some proposed or desired object
    • conducive to advantage or interest, as opposed to right
  12. expurgate
    Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms' fairy tales

    • to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable
    • to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness
  13. frenetic
    In the hours between night and morning, the frenetic pace of city life slows to a lull.

    frenzied, frantic
  14. gratuity
    Let's leave a generous gratuity for the waitress since the service was outstanding.

    • a gift of money, over and above payment due for service, as to a waiter or bellhop; tip
    • something given without claim or demand.
  15. manifest
    The evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.

    • readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain
    • to prove; put beyond doubt or question
  16. negligible
    The extra expenses were negligible.

    so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded
  17. qualm
    He had a sudden qualm about the success of the venture.

    an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
  18. quandary
    I found myself in a quandary from choosing either vanilla or chocolate icecream

    a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma.
  19. replenish
    Animals replenish their food supplies for the incoming winter.

    to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up
  20. requisite
    You must submit the requisite forms by Monday in order to be considered for the position

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Vocab 14
2011-05-20 03:34:40

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