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impertinent
rude
It is important not to be impertinent, unless you want to be like the impertinent boy who stuck his tongue out at the police.
speculative
uncertain
My theories on the guys are purely speculative. You should speculate the guys to make sure.
renege
to fail to carry out a promise
Rene was very untrustworthy; she failed to keep her promise and reneged his secret all over town.
confidence
(n) trust
Not only did I betray her confidence by spilling her secret, but I also hurt her confidence.
maverick
an individualist
Marve the maverick did things his own way: he started each day out with a limerick for his teachers.
insipid
bland; lacking excitement
Insipid Bob stayed in, sipped his coffee, and stared at the ceiling during his date.
vehement
insistent, passionate
Vehement Violet wrote poems about violets and vehemently insisted that the publisher publish her work.
venerable
respected because of age
Old Geezer Gramps is venerable not because he's not vulnerable to the mistakes a young person might make.
physiological
having to do with the functions of things
Physiological science studies the functions of physical features
integrity
adherence to a code
Integers stick to an integrity of being only non-decimal numbers.
exacerbate
aggravate
Exactly! her bait is exacerbating me because it isn't working.
redolent
aromatic;suggestive
"I think we should re-do this lent every year" Marissa redolently stated.
vindictive
revengeful; spiteful
When dick ate the last cookie for the party, his mother became vindictive.
arcane
obscure; known only by a few
The canine's arcade addiction was arcane.
auspicious
promising
"Aw..suspicious? I am being auspicious when I say that I will tell you the truth later".
trenchant
sharp;forceful
Jen was trenchant in her words and made me to put on her trench coat.
benediction
(n) blessing
If you're optimistic, ben's addiction counld be seen as a benediction because it brought the family together in the end.
equivocate
(v) lie
extol
(v) praise
My ex told me that I was the best girlfriend he ever had. He extolled me.
paucity
scarcity
The giant cat's PAW on the CITY SCAREd the CITY
peruse
(v)study
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tenet
principle or belief
turpitude
vileness or depravity
turpis=shameful
raconteur
skillful storyteller
(pronouced "rack-on-TER")
clandestine
secretive
I made many clandestine trips in the middle of the night to the kitchen to steal pieces of clementine.
skulk
(v) sneak
When I skulked behind a plant to watch him, I sulked when I realized he was with another woman.
reticent
reserved; not speaking freely
exalt
(v) praise
"Eggs! Salt!" I shouted as I cooked. My remark was met with exalt from the audience.
excoriate
(v) condemn; scold
When my ex, Cory, ate while I was talking, I excoriated him.
obloquy
(n) slander
rail
(v) to scold with abusive language
When Dr. Madden assigned 4 chapters of history on the RAILroad, the entire class RAILED at the impossible work load.
reproach
(v) blame
Maddee REPROACHED her boyfriend for forgetting to buy her a COACH bag.
reprove
(v) criticize or correct
Re-prove this proof until you get it right! That way, O'Brien won't have to reprove your work.
intractable
(adj) not easily managed
"This tractor is, like, so intractable! I can't even steer right!" Paris Hilton complained.
pertinacious
persistent;stubborn
teneo=hold
err-
wander
erratic, aberration, errant
lackadaisical
lazy;indifferent
"Your bouquet lacks a daisy? Call Daisy. I'm too lackadaisical to care" said the clerk with a yawn.
aver
affirm
axiom
maxim;established rule
balk
(v) prevent
When I was delirious, my hubby balked me from eating the bark off the tree.
bay
(v) to bark, especially in a prolonged way
The dog bayed all night long by the bay
becloud
(v) confuse
The clouds beclouded me: I thought it was supposed to be a sunny day!
behemoth
huge creature
The behemoth moth was actually a moth as big as a bear.
beleaguer
(v) harass;plague
The little league-ers were beleagured by the crowd.
belfry
bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
The belfry's bells are fried in July.
belligerent
hostile; tending to fight
Belligerent boys end up fighting in war.
benchmark
standard of measure
The average scores of last year's bench pressers is used as a benchmark for this year's comeptitors.
benighted
(adj) unenlightened ; not educated
During millionaire, the knight was reluctant to ask the audience because he felt they were benighted.
bequeath
(v) to give or leave through a will; to hand down
Beatrice bequeathed all her money to her lucky daughter.
bevy
(n) group
As we predicted, a bevy of teenies surrounded the limo.
myopic
near-sighted;ignorant;thoughtless
low
(n) moo;sound a cow makes
secrete
to conceal in a hiding place
endorse
(v) to give support or approval
asperity
roughness
from root "asper", which means rough
assonance
resemblance in sound
from latin assonare: to respond to
athwart
from side to side
addle
to make worthless; to confuse
adjuration
a vehement appeal
adjutant
auxiliary; an assistant
ado
unnecessary activity
advent
the coming or arrival of something
bilious
irritable as if suffering from indigestion
indenciary
arousing to action or rebellion
allege
calm, assert
engendered
caused, produced, stimulated
stevedores
dock workers
steve adores the stevedores
touted
flaunted
I pouted as she touted the new bag I wanted.
cloying
sickenly sweet
delineated
outlined
derided
mock
I derided da ride
impetuous
spontaneous
inexorable
not able to be put off;relentless
in=not
exorabilis=pliant
intransigent
stubborn
nondescript
having no special features
refurbish
renovate
We refurbished her apartment by refurnishing the furniture
tangential
not directly relevant; slightly connected
Tangential means literally "like a tangent"
tremulous
hesitant
pariah
outcast
miffed
annoyed
heckler
someone who tries to put a speaker off (with objections, questions, etc)
fickle
changeable
franchise
license
incinerator
device to burn waste
odometer
device to measure distance traveled
pathos
sadness
remiss
failing to do one's duty
flummox
to confuse
epistolary
consisting of letters
salubrious
beneficial to your health
this salad will bring us benefits that are salubrious
freight
cargo;luggage
stoic
brave;indifferent to feelings
solicitude
care
confound
to confuse
confundere: to mix together;to confuse
morass
(n) mess; tangled mass
obstreperous
noisy and boisterous
revoke
cancel
tiff
minor quarrel
The newlyweds had a tiff at tiffany's over ring prices.
truculent
stubborn
resplendent
growing
quell
supress
pantomime
play without words
garish
gaudy; too bright
abridge
shorten
Abridged books are shortened, just like a bridge shortens the path by making it easier.
surfeit
excess
Because of your surfeit amount of fat, this dress is NOT a sure fit.
reveler
merrymaker
quart
2 pints
tangential
not directly relevant
indiscernible
cannnot be seen easily
emend
(v) edit
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the emotions of a mob
virtuoso
(n) expert
rhapsodize
(v) praise excessively
impute
(v) imply
evanescent
short-lived
condescending
arrogant
I can't descend to your pitiful level because I am condescending
revel
(v) enjoy
regale
entertain
onerous
burdensome
perfunctory
routine
AS USUAL, ory, that was perfect