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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 17

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acrid
adj - sharp or bitter
celibate
adj - 1 unmarried, especially in obedience to a religious vow. 2 having no sexual relations with anyone
celibacy
noun - the state of being unmarried or having no sexual relations, especially because of a religious vow
distraught
adj - in an extremely troubled state of mind
distrait
adj - thinking of other things
fetid
adj - having a strong disgusting smell
incontrovertible
adj - not able to be disputed or doubted
martinet
noun - someone who maintains strict discipline
opportunist
noun - someone whose actions and opinions are governed by the particular events and circumstances, etc of the moment rather than being based on settled principles
prolix
adj - tediously long-winded; wordy; verbose
rococo
adj - florid and elaborate
supine
adj - 1 lying on one's back. 2 passive. 3 lazy
adventitious
adj - happening by chance; accidental
circumspect
adj - cautious; prudent; wary
dynamic
adj - full of energy, enthusiasm and new ideas
fulminate (against)
verb - to utter angry criticism or condemnation
ineffable
adj - unable to be described or expressed in words, especially because of size, magnificence, etc

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