Vocab Final

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  1. Abet
    to assist or support in the achievement of a purpose; aid
  2. Absolve
    to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt; forgive
  3. Accrue
    to come into existence as a legally enforceable claim; gain value over time
  4. Adamant
    not willing to change an opinion or decision : very determined
  5. Ameliorate
    to make (something, such as a problem) better, less painful, etc.
  6. Amenable
    willing to agree or to accept something that is wanted or asked for; easily controlled
  7. Anomalous
    not expected or usual
  8. Aplomb
    confidence and skill shown especially in a difficult situation; poise
  9. Assuage
    to make (something, such as an unpleasant feeling) less painful, severe, etc.
  10. Aspersion
    to say critical things about (someone or someone's character) : to criticize (someone) harshly or unfairly
  11. Axiomatic
    obviously true
  12. Berate
    to yell at (someone) : to criticize (someone) in a loud and angry way
  13. Bizarre
    very unusual or strange
  14. Blatant
    very obvious and offensive
  15. Bombastic
    speech or writing that is meant to sound important or impressive but is not sincere or meaningful but rather loud
  16. Broach
    to introduce (a subject, issue, etc.) for discussion
  17. Cajole
    to persuade someone to do something or to give you something by making promises or saying nice things
  18. Caricature
    a drawing that makes someone look funny or foolish because some part of the person's appearance is exaggerated
  19. Carousal
    Boisterous merrymaking; drunkenness; revelry
  20. Carnage
    the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
  21. Caveat
    a warning or caution; admonition.
  22. Clangor
    a loud, resonant sound; clang.
  23. Collate
    to gather or arrange in their proper sequence (the pages of a report, the sheets of a book, the pages of several sets of copies, etc.).
  24. Contingent
    dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., onsomething not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon ):
  25. Crass
    without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse;stupid
  26. Credulous
    willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
  27. Culpable
    deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
  28. Cupidity
    eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something;greed; avarice.
  29. Decadence
    the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: self-indulgence
  30. Deplete
    to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc); reduce or exhaust
  31. Disconsolate
    without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy;inconsolable
  32. Dispassionate
    free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling orbias; impartial; calm
  33. Dissipated
    indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure;intemperate; dissolute.
  34. Dowdy
    not stylish; drab; old-fashioned
  35. Drivel
    childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense;twaddle.
  36. Efficacious
    capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as ameans, measure, remedy, etc
  37. Elicit
    to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
  38. Encumber
    to burden or weigh down
  39. Enhance
    to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify
  40. Equanimity
    mental or emotional stability or composure, especially undertension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
  41. Erudite
    characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
  42. Extricated
    to free or release from entanglement; disengage
  43. Filch
    to steal (especially something of small value)
  44. Florid
    flowery; excessively ornate; showy
  45. Foment
    to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.); promote the growth or development of
  46. Fractious
    readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome
  47. Gist
    the main or essential part of a matter
  48. Gratuitous
    being without apparent reason, cause, or justification
  49. Grisly
    causing a shudder or feeling of horror; horrible; gruesome
  50. Ignoble
    of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base; low grade
  51. Immutable
    unchanging through time; unalterable; ageless
  52. Imperious
    domineering; arrogant; overbearing
  53. Implicit
    implied, rather than expressly stated
  54. Impugn
    to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.);cast doubt upon.
  55. Interloper
    a person who introduces himself into professional or social circles where he does not belong
  56. Intrinsic
    of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent
  57. Invective
    characterized by or using abusive language, bitter sarcasm, etc
  58. Jaded
    dulled or satiated by overindulgence
  59. Mollify
    to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
  60. Nebulous
    hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
  61. Noncommittal
    not involving or revealing commitment to any particular opinion or course of action
  62. Nonplussed
    to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely; confuse
  63. Obdurate
    not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted
  64. Occult
    beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding;mysterious
  65. Opportune
    appropriate, favorable, or suitable
  66. Palpable
    easily perceived by the senses or the mind; obvious
  67. Paragon
    a model of excellence; pattern; good example
  68. Paraphrase
    a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
  69. Perfidy
    deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
  70. Permeate
    to diffuse through or penetrate
  71. Petulant
    moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially oversome trifling; annoyance:
  72. Pillage
    the act of plundering, especially in war.
  73. Precocious
    unusually advanced or mature in development, especially mental development
  74. Presentiment
    a feeling or impression that something is about to happen,especially something evil; foreboding
  75. Procrastinate
    to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
  76. Prolific
    producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive
  77. Prosaic
    lacking imagination; ordinary
  78. Recapitulate
    to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc);summarize
  79. Redoubtable
    to be feared; formidable
  80. Redundant
    surplus to requirements; unnecessary
  81. Repudiate
    to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify
  82. Sadistic
    any enjoyment in being cruel
  83. Satiate
    to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
  84. Salient
    projecting or pointing outward; significant
  85. Sanctimonious
    making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety,righteousness, etc
  86. Sangfroid
    coolness of mind; calmness; composure
  87. Sleazy
    thin or poor in texture, as a fabric; cheap; flimsy
  88. Specious
    pleasing to the eye but deceptive
  89. Subservient
    serving as a means to an end
  90. Supplicate
    to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
  91. Surreptitious
    obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized
  92. Susceptible
    accessible or especially liable or subject to some influence,mood
  93. Tenuous
    insignificant or flimsy
  94. Torpid
    slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
  95. Tortuous
    full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked
  96. Transcend
    to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
  97. Umbrage
    leaves that afford shade, as the foliage of trees.
  98. Vulnerable
    capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt
  99. wheedle
    to persuade (a person) by such words or acts
  100. Winsome
    sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging
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