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Glossary of English final Quarter two volcab

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Gregarious
(adj) Fond of company, Very sociable.
Haughty
(adj) Stuck up. Thinking oneself is great.
Amiable
(adj) Friendly and easy going.
Arable
(adj) Capable of being farmed.
Deplore
(v) to regret that something has occurred or to disapprove of something
Eradicate
to completely destroy, wipe out.
Fervent
passionate, ardent, earnest.
Idle
Not currently working or in use.
Mitigate
To make milder, lessen the severity of.
Peril
Dangerous or risky circumstances
Steadfast
loyal and unmoving
Vacillate
to waver or o back and forth between opinions or thoughts.
Resolute
Firmly resolved or set upon in purpose
Vitruoso
a person who has mastered a skill
dilettante
one who dabbles in things superficially,never gaining mastery or skill in anything
Epicure
someone with a very refined taste in wine and food
Aesthetic
relating to appreciation of beauty
Distort
to take out of context, mislead
Calumny
slander
Specious
sounding true but actually false
Apocryphal
inauthentic, fake
Curmudgeon
a grouchy, irritable person
Irascible
being quick to anger
Querulous
likely to complain or fight
Contentious
likely to start controversy
Diffuse
To spread freely, scatter
Voluble
Very talkative, always ready to speak.
Laconic
not using many workds, concise
Garrulous
Extremely talkative, always rambling
Debilitate
to take someone's or something's strength
Deplete
to use up, or draw from
Atrophy
a wasting away of something
Languish
to lose strength and fade
Quagmire
a dangerous or hard situation
squalor
a dirty, horrible living condition
Fetter
something that restrains or holds back
salvage
to rescue or save something
intractable
difficult to manage, very stubborn
Supplicate
to ask of something humbly
Intransigent
refusing to change position, very uncompromising
Obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
Exemplar
someone or something that is so excellent it is worth imitating
Paltry
having little or no importance or significance
Epitome
the best example of something
Idolatry
unreasonable or excessive devotion to someone or something
Placid
calm
Temerity
Recklessness

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