Wordly Wise Vocab 1-5

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  1. acolyte
    noun

    somone who assists a priest or minister
  2. bibulous
    adj

    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
  3. coalesce
    verb

    fuse or cause to grow together

    mix together different elements
  4. covert
    adj

    hidden

    noun

    a covering used to hide something
  5. declaim
    • verb
    • to speak against, protest

    recite
  6. delineate
    verb

    • to describe in great detail
    • trace shape of
  7. demagogue
    • noun
    • a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
  8. ecomium
    a formal expression of praise
  9. obdurate
    • adj
    • stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  10. prescience
    • noun
    • the powere to foresee the future
  11. protagonist
    • noun
    • main person in a novel
  12. sedulous
    • adj
    • marked by care and persistent effort, diligent
  13. trechant
    • adj
    • characterized by of full of force and vigor
  14. utopia
    • noun
    • a perfect state, in its moral, political and social aspects
  15. valedictory
    • noun
    • a speech said at graduation

    • adj
    • of relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
  16. absolve
    • verb
    • let off the hook
  17. adumbrate
    • verb
    • give to understand, hint

    describe roughly or briefly
  18. apothegm
    • noun
    • a short pithy instructive saying
  19. aspersion
    • noun
    • a disparaging remark

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  20. coadjutor
    • noun
    • an assistant to a bishop
  21. congential
    • adj
    • present at birth, but not necessarily hereditary
  22. elan
    • noun
    • enthusiastic and lively
    • strong eagerness
  23. germane
    • adj
    • relevant and appropriate
  24. hiatus
    • noun
    • a missing piece
    • a natural opening
  25. immure
    • verb
    • lock up in jail
  26. ineluctable
    • adj
    • impossible to avoid and evade
  27. internecine
    • adj
    • characterized by bloodshed and carnage
  28. invoke
    • verb
    • cite as an authority

    summon to action

    request ernestly
  29. prototye
    • noun
    • a standard example
  30. quadrennial
    • adj
    • occuring every four years
  31. amalgam
    • noun
    • a combination or blend of different things
  32. antediluvian
    • noun
    • a very old person

    • adj
    • extremely old
  33. apothecary
    • noun
    • someone who is trained in preparing drugs
  34. ascetic
    • noun
    • someone who practices self denial

    • adj
    • practicing self denial
  35. beneficent
    • adj
    • doing or producing good
    • generous in assistance to the poor
  36. charlatan
    • noun
    • one who attracts customers with tricks and joke
  37. denizen
    • noun
    • a plant that grows in a certain area
    • person who inhabits a particular place
  38. doyen
    • noun
    • a person who is the senior member of the group
  39. flora
    • noun
    • all the plant life in a particular region or period
  40. imbibe
    • verb
    • to take in liquids
  41. nostrum
    • noun
    • a medicine whose effective is not sure yet
  42. obviate
    • verb
    • to get rid of
    • prevent from happenning
  43. perennial
    • noun
    • a plant lasting for three seasons or more

    • adj
    • lasting three seasons or more
  44. putative
    • adj
    • commonly accepted as true
  45. savant
    • noun
    • someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  46. approbation
    • noun
    • official approval
  47. benighted
    • adj
    • lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

    overtaken by night or darkness
  48. bourgeois
    • noun
    • member of middle class

    • adj
    • belonging to middle class
  49. credo
    • noun
    • any system of priciniples or beliefs
  50. empirical
    • adj
    • derviced from experiemnt and observation rather than theory
  51. expatiate
    • verb
    • to elaborate
  52. iconoclast
    • noun
    • someone who attacks cherished ideas or beliefs
  53. indigence
    • noun
    • a state of extreme poverty
  54. laudable
    adj

    worthy of praise
  55. mandate
    • noun
    • a document that has a command from official

    • verb
    • to make mandatory
    • assign authority to
  56. ostensible
    • adj
    • represented or appearing as such; pretended
  57. recalcitrant
    • adj
    • marked by stubborn resistance to authority
  58. regurgitate
    • verb
    • to feed through process of vomititing
  59. risible
    • adj
    • provoking laughter
  60. archaic
    • adj
    • little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
  61. carouse
    • noun
    • a merry drinking party

    • verb
    • to engage in drunken merry making
  62. chicanery
    • noun
    • the use of tricks to deceive someone
  63. contentious
    • adj
    • likely to cause controversy
  64. dissemble
    • verb
    • behave unnaturally of affected
    • make believe witht the intent to decieve
  65. egregious
    • adj
    • really bad
  66. execrate
    • verb
    • curse or declare to be evil
  67. fealty
    • noun
    • the loyalty that citizens owe to their country
  68. microcosm
    • noun
    • a mini model of somethin
  69. paroxysm
    • noun
    • a sudden uncontrollable attack
  70. pecuniary
    • adj
    • relating to or involving money
  71. rectitude
    • noun
    • righteousness as a consequence of being nonorable and honest
  72. stratagm
    • noun
    • an elaborate scheme to deceive or evade
  73. stultify
    • verb
    • cause to appear foolish

    prove to be unsound mind
  74. vendetta
    • noun
    • a feud in which member of the oppsosing parties murder each other

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