NEW VOCAB part 1

  1. bedraggle
    make wet and dirty, as from rain
  2. convalesce
    recuperate: get over an illness or shock
  3. curt
    brusque: marked by rude or peremptory shortness
  4. elegy
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  5. euthanasia
    he act of killing someone painlessly
  6. fitful
    intermittently stopping and starting
  7. kismet
  8. lecherous
    given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity
  9. limber
    readily adaptable
  10. masochist
    likes pain
  11. fulminate
    to burst or explode violently
  12. megalomania
    a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
  13. invidious
    discriminatory: containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
  14. missive
    letter: a written message addressed to a person or organization
  15. vertigo
    dizziness: a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  16. modicum
    in moderate amount
  17. non sequitur
    not coherant
  18. ornery
    cantankerous: having a difficult and contrary disposition
  19. pare
    decrease gradually or bit by bit
  20. plaintive
    mournful or sorrow
  21. plucky
  22. proxy
    a person authorized to act for another
  23. pseudonym
    • a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social
    • role
  24. purloin
    to steal
  25. rankle
    eat into: gnaw into; make resentful or angry
  26. rapt
    ecstatic: feeling great rapture or delight
  27. remission
    an abatement in intensity or degree
  28. repose
    to rest
  29. savant
    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  30. sequester
    requisition forcibly
  31. tout
  32. vicarious
    experienced at secondhand
  33. wanton
    waste time
  34. yen
    yearning for something or to do something
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NEW VOCAB part 1