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Glossary of English Vocab 1-3

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ARROGATE
to claim or take without right.
BANAL
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
CARPING
tending to find fault, especially in a pretty, nasty or hairsplitting way
GERMANE
relevant, appropriate
INTRANSIGENT
refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
INVIDIOUS
offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
AVID
desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
HALCYON
calm; peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
SUPPLIANT
asking humbly and earnestly
PROPOUND
to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration
PEJORATIVE
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement
DISTRAUGHT
very much agitated or upset
CREDENCE
belief, mental acceptance
FECKLESS
lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
DECRY
to condemn, express strong disapproval
ARTICULATE
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; (n) expressed clearly and forcefully
DEROGATORY
designed to belittle or degrade
CAVORT
to romp or prance around exuberantly
DISSEMBLE
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
EULOGY
a formal statement of commendation; high praise
EVINCE
to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke
VERDANT
green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment
VERBIAGE
language that is too wordy
PROPINQUITY
nearness in place or time; kinship
INTRACTABLE
hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline
NEFARIOUS
wicked
congeal
having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
UNWONTED
not usual or expected
PRIMORDIAL
developed or created at the very beginning

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