Vocab #7

  1. altruistic
    selfless concern for the well-being of others
  2. bequeath
    to give or leave by will, typically personal property
  3. criterion
    a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
  4. disparity
    containing fundamentally different elements
  5. ephemeral
    lasting for a very short time
  6. florid
    excessively ornate, flowery, or reddish
  7. inception
    an act, process, or instance of beginning
  8. intractable
    hard to control or deal with
  9. nullify
    make legally null and void, invalidate
  10. predilection
    an established preference for something
  11. resplendent
    attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous
  12. torpor
    a state of physical or mental inactivity
  13. ascetic
    practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
  14. dexterity
    skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands
  15. gesticulation
    a gesture, especially a dramatic one, used instead of speaking or to emphasize one’s words
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Vocab #7
HAmLit Vocab Week 7