English Vocab

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English Vocab
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  1. Quixotic
    • extravagantly chivalrous or romantic
    • visionary
    • impractical
  2. Rancourous
    • malicious
    • resentful
    • hostile
  3. Rarefy
    • to make rarer
    • to make more refined/spiritual
  4. Raze
    • to tear down
    • demolish
    • to shave or scrape off
  5. Recalcitrant
    • resisting authority or control
    • not obedient
    • hard to deal with/manage/operate
  6. Recant
    • to withdraw or disavow formally
    • retract
  7. Reprobate
    • a depraved/unprincipled/wicked person
    • a person rejected by god and beyond hope of salvation.
  8. Ribald
    • vulgar or indecent in speech/language
    • coarsely mocking
  9. Ruminate
    • to meditate
    • ponder
    • "to chew over and over"
  10. Saccharine
    • very sweet to the taste
    • sugary
  11. Savant
    • a person of profound or extensive learning
    • learned scholar
  12. Stultify
    to cause to appear foolish/ridiculous
  13. Supercilious
    • disdainful, as a person or a facial expression.
    • dislikable
  14. Surfeit
    • excess
    • an excessive amount
    • overindulgence in eating/drinking
  15. Surly
    • unfriendly or hostile
    • menacingly irritable
    • churlishly or bad-tempered
  16. Taciturn
    • inclined to silence
    • reserved in speech
    • reluctant to join inconversation.
  17. Tantamount
    • equivalent, as in value/force/effect/or signification
    • like a simile to something
  18. Tenuous
    • thin or slender in form (as a thread)
    • lacking a sound basis, as reasoning
    • a tenuous argument
  19. Trepidation
    • tremulous fear/alarm/agitation
    • perturbation
    • trembling or quivering movement
    • tremor
  20. Turgid
    • inflated
    • pompous (dignified or important)
    • turgid language.
  21. Turpitude
    • a vile or depraved act
    • shameful
  22. Undulate
    • to have a wavy form or surface
    • display asmooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
    • rise and fall of pitch
    • The flag undulates in the breeze
  23. Unwieldy
    • not readily handled ormanaged in use or action because of size/shape/weight
    • awkward/bulky
  24. Veracity
    • habitual in truth in/speech
    • truthfulness
    • He was not noted for his veracity
  25. Verbose
    characterized by the use of too many words
  26. Viable
    • able to live and grow
    • physically fitted to live
  27. Virulent
    • actively poisonous
    • highly infective (as in medicine)
    • malignant or deadly
  28. Vociferous
    • loud
    • noisy
    • a vociferous manner of expression
  29. Vouchsafe
    • to grant/give/allow/permit, as by graciousness
    • to vouchsafe a reply to a question
    • They vouchsafed his return to his own country.
  30. Zenith
    • a highest point or state
    • culmination
    • the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer

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