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Equanimity
Evenness of temper under stress, composure, calmness
Iniquity
Injustice, wickedness, evil..........vocab tests
Inordinate
Beyond resonable limits in amount or degree, excessive
Mercurial
Lively and unpredictable
Pecuniary
Of or relating to money
Tenable
Somthign with reasonable argument to support, capable of being occupied
Avarice
A greed for wealth
Conciliate
To bring disputes to an end, to make peace, to be charming to gain somthing
Corollary
consequence for somthing
Duress
Use of force or threats, pressure-black mail
Espouse
adopt or to be married, to take up
Extenuate
to diminish the seriousness of, to make a mistake seem less than it is
Fissure
A crack, long narrow opening, a division in a group
Impeccable
flawless, perfect in every way, basically...Jordin
Quell
to put down, supress, bring somthing to an end
Rancor
resentment, bitter, long lasting ill will
Burgeoning
Growing or expanding quickly
Caricature
A comic exageration, cartoon
Commiserate
To sympathize with someone
Evanescent
A cool band,...dissapearing after a short time
Festoon
to dress up, decorate, embellish
Gambol
To frolic

Like we will when the English Final is over!!!
Maudlin
sentimental, overly emotional
Pallor
paleness, unhealthy looking
Remuneration
a payment or reward for goods or service
Venal
Open to bribery, corrupt, able to be bought, especially illegal
Abstruse
Difficult to understand, not easily understood, perplexing
Apostasy
renunciation of faith
Bauble
trinket of little value
Bullion
bars of gold or silver
Fresco
Wall painting
Frugal
thrifty, involving little expense
Iridescent
having rainbow colors
Opulence
of great wealth or riches
Promontory
peninsula, land that runs out into the sea
Abscond
To escpae normally with money from the law
adjure
To order someone to do somthig
Aspersion
A slanderous remeark
Circumvent
To find a way to avoid restricitons
Ethereal
Delicate, light
Ignominy
Total humiliation, dishonor
Malign
Harmful or evil remark
Malinger
to fake illness, to play hookey
Prognosis
forcast, prediciton
Remonstrate
to argue strongly
Biennial
Happening every 2 years
Temerity
boldness, reckless confidence
Vestige
Trace or sign of somthgin previously being there
Vindicate
To clear someone of guilt or blame, o justify another
Differnentiate
to distinguish
Disparity
lack of equality
Empirical
Based on observation of an experiment rather than theory

Mmmmmm...emprical formulas
Facetious
somthing meant jokingly
Officious
charecteristic of one who is bossy, gives unwanted advice
Quiescent
Quiet, inactive
Renounce
To give up somthing or to reject
Scathing
highly critcal and scornful
Testimonial
Report on qualities, etc. You should know this one
Treatise
Detailed written acount of somthing
Chauvinism
sense of superiority, prejudice
Cosmopolitan
International, occring worldwide, multi-ethnic
Devoid
Completely lacking
Epitome
Someone who posses high quality features
Inexorable
Unstoppable
Moot
Debatable or an argumenr
Regimen
Routine

...Asprin Regimen

Cousult your doctor before begining one...
Repository
Somthing used for storage, somone with extensive knowledge
Sagacity
wisdom, profound knowledge
Tenuous
Weak and unconvincing, liable to break
Bode
to be an indication of somthign that is about to happen
Burnish
to polish or shine
Cocree
To force someone to do somthign they dont want to do
Esoteric
Only understood by a few, an inside joke, difficult to understand
Gauntier
A glove with a wide cuff

(Why would we ever need to know this...ever?)
Mete
To distribute out of a boundary
Misnomer
a wrong or unsuitable name for somthing
Mottled
Somthing with spotted colors, or patches of color,

Think: Dalmation or Calico Cat
Terra Firma
Land

Yeah
Acrimonious
Full of or displaying anger
Anachronism
Somthing wrongly placed on a timeline

Like the tolling of the clock in Julius caeser....or the Caveman in the Geico commercials!
Atrophy
Wasting away shinking in size
Consternation
a feeling of bewilderment or dismay

Much of what we feel when we're handed vocab quizzes
Desist
To cease (ha)
To stop
Enigma
mystery, riddle

In batman Edward Nigma (E.Nigma=The RIDDLER!)
Expound
To explain and give a description of somthing
Loquacious
Wordy, long winded, tending to talk alot
Cough*Charles Dickens*Cough

or

ZANZIBAR!
Precursor
somthing that comes before somthing
Voluminous
Big, Huge, having alot of volume,

LIKE KELSEYS HAIR!
Assiduous
Careful dillignt, constant
Aver
To to state confidently, to avow
Cessation
a Stop, pause or interuption
Denizen
Resident of a place, someone who lives in an area
Chastise
To tell off, punish or scold
Demagogue
Gaining power by appealing ot ones emotions
Deplore
To regret or feel greif
Detriment
A disadvantage
Emanate
To originate from or to be sent out
Harbinger
Omen
Intercede
to attempt to mediate a dispute, to plead on someones behalf
Irrevocable
Unable to be recalled
Obnoxious
Billy
Prevaricate
To beat around the bush, avoid giving a direct and onest answer
Anarchy
Soceity without law

"ANARCHY! ANARCHY! I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, BUT ITS AWESOME" -Texas Ranger Bobby, Talledega Nights
Cajole
to persuade, flatter, hoax
Commodious
Spacious and convienient, roomy
Ethnology
Study of ethnic groups
Extricate
to free someone from a situation
Impair
To lessedn the quality or strength of somthing
Menial
low and degrading A domestic servant
Nadir
the lowest point
Pestilence
a plague
Rampant
growing wildly
Cadaverous
Corpse-like
Consign
to entrust, to put into someones care
Elocution
The art of speaking clearly and correctly

The art of speaking good.
Incorrigible
Beyond correction, fixed, unchangable
Maim
To impair, usually by the loss of a limb
Profuse
Generous in giving
Promulgate
to make known, broadcast
Strident
Loud, shrill

Also,a brand of Gum?
Subversion
attempt to overthrow the government

Like Mandela, if you read it, HA!
Calumny
False accusation, makign a false statement with malicious intent
Contingency
An event that may occur in the future, usually an emergency
Impassive
no emotion
Litigation
Lawsuit
Mollify
to calm or soothe
Propensity
tendency to demonstrate a certain behaviour
Recant
To take back somthgin previously stated, or deny believing somthing
Repudiate
To deny, to state that somthing is untrue
Retaliate
payback, to hurt someone for what they have doe
Sedentary
Not moving
Auspices
A promising sign in the future
Clandestine
Secret underground, usually illegal
Fervid
Showing extreme passion or enthusiasm
Foment
to start a rebellion
Hiatus
a pause break or interuption
Reticent
unwilling to talk alot
Solicitous
Anxious and concerned about somthing or someone
Capricious
tending to make unpredictable changes
Elicit
To provoke somthgin to happen, to draw out
Emaciate
to become suddenly skinny

Think of those dogs on the Rescue shows
Extort
Obtain by forece, agressive negotiations

(JACK BAUER)
Fiasco
A total failure, flop
Longevity
long life
Reprisal
Retaliation, payback, vengance
Taciturn
Silent by nature