Vocab Unit 14

  1. beatific
    adj.) blissful; rendering or making blessed
  2. behemoth
    n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
  3. blandishment
    n.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
  4. cacophonous
    adj.) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
  5. chicanery
    n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
  6. consign
    v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
  7. coup
    n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
  8. euphemism
    n.) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
  9. febrile
    adj.) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
  10. gainsay
    v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
  11. imminent
    adj.) about to happen, threatening
  12. innate
    adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
  13. loath
    adj.) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
  14. manifest
    • adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind
    • v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince
    • n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers
  15. minutiae
    n.) small or trivial details, trifling matters
  16. moratorium
    n.) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
  17. nostrum
    n.) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
  18. pariah
    n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
  19. visionary
    • adj.) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream
    • n.) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
  20. wizened
    adj.) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)
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Vocab Unit 14
vocabulary workshop level G