Vocabulary to work on

  1. buttress
    to furnish or shore up with a buttrses : support, strengthen
  2. vitiate
    to make faulty or defective : impair
  3. sumptuous
    magnificent: extremey costly, rich luxurious
  4. tawrdy
    cheap and guady in appearance or quality; ignoble gaudy
  5. scurrilous (skerolis)
    using or given to coarse language
  6. purport
    claiming, intend, purpose
  7. knotty
  8. glib
    nonchalant, marked by ease and informality
  9. hew
    to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument
  10. laconic (la konic)
    using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
  11. cadence
    beat, rythm, measure, meter
  12. implacable
    not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated
  13. expostulate
    discuss, examine
  14. glower
    to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger
  15. scrawl
    to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly
  16. besmirch
    sully, soil
  17. compatriot
    compannion, colleague
  18. pecuniary
    consiting of or measured in money, dollars-and-cents
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Vocabulary to work on