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voc. 7

eng. 3 ap vocabulary

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Misanthrope
(n.) a person who hates or despises people:(s) people-hater
Pertinacious
(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied:(s) stubborn, dogged, determined
Garish
(adj.) glaring;tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way:(s) gaurdy, flashy, tawdry:(a) subdued, mutedm understated, quiet
Felicitous
(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by will-being or good fortune, happy:(s) fortunate, well-put:(a) inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
Allay
(v.) to calm or paify, set to rest.; to lessen or relieve:(s) reduce, alleviate, moderate:(a) aggravate exacerbate, itensify
Counterpart
(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; complement:(s) match
Illusory
(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality:(s) specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary:(a) actual, real, factual, objective
Indigent
(adj.) needy, impoverished:(s) penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute:(a) wealthy, affluent, prosperous
Effrontery
(n.) shameless boldness, impudence:(s) gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek:(a) shyness, diffidence, timidity
Raiment
(n.)clothing, garments:(s) apparel, attire
Coterie
(n.) a circle of acquaitances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest: (s) clique,set
Embellish
(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details: (s) ornament, garnish:(a) strip, mar, disfigure
Bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility:(s) animal, depraved, loathsome:(a) human, humane, clement, virtuous, uprigh
Picayune
(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, messly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded:(s) inconsequential, piddling, trifling:(a) important, significant, huge, gigantic
Jettison
(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome:(s) cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon:(a) conserve, retain, hold on to, keep
Demur
(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection:(s) protest, to object to: (a) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
Convivial
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial:(s) fun-loving, jovial, merry:(a) dour, grim, sullen, unsocial
Ephemeral
(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived:(s) fleeting, tansient, evanescent, transitory:(a) durable, long-lasting,permanent, perpetual
Inordinate
(adj) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessve:(s) exorvitant, extravagant:(a) moderate, reasonable, equitable
Furtive
(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen:(s) clandestine, covert, surreptitious:(a) forthright, aboveboard, open

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