Vocabulary Quiz #3

  1. Acrimonious
    Caustic, Angry and bitter.(typically of speech or a debate)
  2. Clandestine
    Secret, hidden, undercover; kept secret or done secretively
  3. Duplicity
    Cunning, trickery, deceitfulness; double-dealing.
  4. Duress
    Compulsion, coercion, force, threats, violence, constraints

    action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment.
  5. Impunity
    Exemption; Freedom from punishment
  6. Inane
    Silly, stupid, foolish
  7. Inexorable
    Inflexible, unrelenting; impossible to stop or prevent.
  8. Paucity
    Scarcity, shortage; the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts
  9. Pernicious
    Harmful, damaging, causing injury; having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
  10. Affluent
    Rich, wealthy; having a great deal of money(of water) flowing freely or in great quantity.
  11. Chagrin
    Feeling of disappointment, humiliation; having failed or been humiliated
  12. Disparage
    To discredit, belittle; regard or represent as being of little worth
  13. Dubious
    Uncertain, hesitating, doubting; not to be relied upon; suspect
  14. Eschew
    Avoid, keep away from; deliberately avoid using

    "he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence"
  15. Laudable
    Praiseworthy, commendable; deserving praise and commendation (of an action, idea, or goal)
  16. Precocious
    Reaching maturity early; having developed certain abilities (of a child); indicative of early development.
  17. Quell
    Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder); subdue or silence someone.
  18. Voluble
    Talkative; speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
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Vocabulary Quiz #3
Weeks 5 and 6