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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 16

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crass
adj - gross; vulgar
cult
noun 1 a system of religious beliefs or the sect of people following such a system. 2 an unorthodox or false religion or the people adhering to such a system. 3 something which is popular and regarded as particularly significant by a certain group of people: a fashion, craze or fad
ecstatic
adj - very happy or pleased
explicit
adj - stated or shown fully and clearly
foible
noun - a slight personal weakness or eccentricity
inimical
adj - 1 tending to discourage; unfavourable. 2 not friendly; hostile or in opposition
insidious
adj - developing gradually without being noticed but causing very great harm
mitigate
verb - to make (pain, anger, etc) less severe
pristine
adj - fresh, clean, unused or untouched
profligate
adj - immoral and irresponsible; licentious or dissolute
profligacy
noun - scandalous extravagance
replete
adj - completely or well supplied
sop (n)
noun - 1 a piece of food, especially bread, dipped or soaked in a liquid, eg soup. 2 something given or done as a bribe or in order to pacify someone
stark
adj - barren or severely bare; harsh or simple
transcend
verb - to be beyond the limits, scope, range, etc of something
vituperate
verb - to attack someone with abusive criticism or disapproval
vituperative
adj - abusively critical or disapproving

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