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English 12 Vocab 12
English 12 Vocab 12
Capricious
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
-a capricious and often brutal administration
-a capricious climate.
Precocious
*(of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual
-he was a precocious, solitary boy.
•(of behavior or ability) indicative of such development
-a precocious talent for computing. • (of a plant) flowering or fruiting earlier than usual.
Truculent
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
-his days of truculent defiance were over.
Neophyte
a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief
-four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts
Amicable
(of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor
-there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute.
Debauchery
excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures.
-Britney Spears' debauchery in Vegas hits a new high
Dearth
a scarcity or lack of something
-there is a dearth of evidence
Ire
anger
-the plans provoked the ire of conservationists.