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accrue
accumulate over time, natural effect.
annotation
footnote
bedlam
commotion, scene of confusion. panic at the _______
covert
hidden, secret. double oh7
dun
to demand. dark, drab, dingy
efficacious
beneficial, something that produces results
equanimity
calmness, composure, equilibrium
fortuitous
coincidental, ironic, occuring by happy chance
gist
the general idea
gratuitous
snide, uncalled for
imperious
overbearing, arrogent. sometimes older siblings can be _______
invective
to be abusive. abusive language. Syn: vituperation
motley
(crue) diverse
munificent
generous, lavish. rich people give _________ donations to charities
procrastinate
put off.
provocative
tending to produce a strong feeling or response
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding. a supergenius like cristina virgilio is ________________
reprobate
a vicious, unprincipled person. wicked, corrupt. to disapprove of, condemn. The judge may find the victim a _________ and __________ them.
sedentary
calling for continued sitting. The SAT's are ___________
abstemious
moderate, characterized by abstinence
censurable
deserving blame
contingent
depending upon certain events, likely but not certain to happen. ex:getting into your top college
corroborate
to confirm, make certain, verify.
denizen
an inhabitant
discursive
ADD, aimlessly passing between places/subjects
disseminate
to spread widely. The internet can __________ private information.
dowdy
frumpy, lacking smartness and good taste
florid
vibrantly colored, reddish
foist
pass off as genuine. The merchant at the auction tried to ________ a fake purse.
gauche
awkward, lacking social graces. syn: inept
heresy
nontraditional, going against common belief
inculcate
drilled, impressed upon. ex: learning by flashcards will __________ the words into your brain.
palpable
able to be touched, easily recognized. Athiests don't believe in God because he is not ______________.
perceptive
having insight. Your best friend is ____________ when it comes to hidden emotions/secrets.
pernicious
negative, fatal, harmful
salient
standing out. syn: notable. If you are trying to make a ___________ point, you may repeat it a few times.
satiate
to deprive of. During lent, I __________ed myself of cookies.
sear
charbroil
specious
syn: deceptively plausible
ex: a good lie
absolve
to prove innocent
caricature
present something in a distorted way, a comical drawling/cartoon
clangor
noise, to make noise
contiguous
side by side, hand in hand
cupidity
eager desire for something, greed
deleterious
harmful, detrimental
enhance
to increase the value of something
enthrall
to captivate. Her hilarious jokes ________ audiences.
extenuate
lessen the magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses. You ________ yourself in order to avoid getting grounded.
implicit
implied without expression. syn: inferred, obvious.
Her anger was ________ because she stomped all the way to the car and slammed the door.
incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating
ostentatious
flashy, showy. The model's makeup at the Versace fashion show is always ______________.
paragon
prime example of. syn: ideal My mother is the ________ of a worry wart.
paraphrase
to restate
politic
conceived and developed, prudent
prosaic
dull, lacking originality, straightforward. Movie commentaries are always __________ in comparison to the actual events of the movie.
redundant
repetitive
sanctimonious
hypocritically moralistic, making a show of virtue. ex: people who do not vow their lives to God and wear huge crosses or preach the bible (sacraligious)
scintillating
exeptionally brilliant, twinkling. ex: _______ sinners in Anything Goes
winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing. ex: the kind of boy you'd want to marry
debonair
syn: carefree, pleasant, courteous. ex: a debutante