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Glossary of *Eng Vocab 2

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empathize
to experience vicariously
patronizing
condescending
enigma
puzzle
ploy
strategic maneuver
charlatan
coniving fraud
hellacious
agonizing
grovel
behave obsequiously
archetype
original model
lout
boorish person, rude person
al dente
firm
prattle
talk meaninglessly
legerdemain
artful trickery
 Vicissitudes
ups and downs
 Aver
to declare or assert in a positive manner
 Supplication
an earnest, humble request
 Immutable
unchangeable
 Predilection
preference
 Transcendent
beyond ordinary limits
 Discernment
Good judgement & understanding
 Presage
to make a prediction
 Rectitude
moral value, rightness of principle
 Magnanimous
high-minded or noble
 Felicity
state of feeling happy
 Propitious
favorable
 Despondence
depression of spirits from loss of courage
 Palliate
to relieve without curing, to alleviate
 Pecuniary
referring to money
o Nationalism
(n) patriotism, loyalty to one’s nation
o Unilateralist
(n) someone who acts alone or on behalf of one side/party/nation
o Preempt
(v) to claim, forestall by acting first
o Stateless
(adj) lacking a nationality
o Civitas
(n) a body of people constituting a politically organized community
o Mandate
(n) authorization to act
o Enfranchise
(v) to grant or admit to citizenship, to set free
o Appeasement
(n) yielding to often unreasonable demands, pacification
o Despotic
(adj) tyrannical, oppressive
o Casus belli
(n) an event that triggers or justifies a declaration of war
o Sanctions
(n) punitive measures designed to put pressure on another country
o Consensus
(n) collective opinion or judgment
o Accord
(n) diplomatic agreement without the binding force of a treaty
o Onus
(n) difficult obligation or task
o Vexillogy
(n) study of flags
supercilious
arrogant, haughty
- Complacency
= self-satisfaction, unconcern-
- Peremptory
= imperious, commanding, admitting no contradiction
- Hauteur
= arrogance
- Affectations
show, pretense, display
- Subterfuges
deception
- Punctilious
careful, precise
- Harrowed
tormented, frightened
- Meretricious
tawdry, gaudy
- Ineffable
= indescribable, unspeakable, can’t be expressed
- Libertine
person unrestrained by morality
- Fortuitously
fortunately, luckily
- Pasquinade
satire, lampoon
- Pandered
catering to or exploiting the desires of others, especially in love
upercilious
arrogant, haughty

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