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vocab 1 for english

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Misdemeanor
a criminal offense defined as less serious than a felony
Incisive
penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant
Sustenance
means of sustaining life; nourishment
Raiment
clothing; apparel; attire.
Scintillating
to sparkle; flash
Nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused.
Acute
sharp or severe in effect; intense
Orthodox
of, pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc
Caveat
a warning or caution; admonition
Beneficent
doing good or causing good to be done; conferring benefits; kindly in action or purpose.
Inclement
(of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy. not kind or merciful.
salient
prominent or conspicuous
Vitriolic
something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism. harsh or bitter
simulate
to assume or have the appereance or characteristics of.
Inscrutable
incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
vigor
active strength or force
rend
to seperate into parts with force
Proclivity
or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition
Lurid
gruesome; horrible; revolting
cajole
to pursuade by begging or pleading or flattery
Amenable
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable.
Usury
lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest.
Desolate
barren or laid waste; devastated
Perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.
Allegory
a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
transcend
to rise above the rest or go beyond
Allusion
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication.
Tempest
a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult
Barbarity
brutal or inhuman conduct; cruelty.
venerable
to demand respect from their peers because of great age or impressive dignity.
deplorable
causing or being subject to grief or regret
Infamy
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act:
Providence
(often initial capital letter) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth
drivel
meaningless talk
Prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
incessent
continuing without interuption, not stopping
Wanton
done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably
Indubitable
that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable
Stringent
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe.
Accord
to be in agreement or harmony; agree
Exalt
to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president.
Vivacity
liveliness; animation; sprightliness
Deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another. (pay respect to the old)
Nutriment
any substance or matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in its existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, and providing energy
Repudiate
reject as having no authority or binding force:
Emulate
to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass.
Emancipate
to free from restraint, influence, or the like.
Conjecture
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
Physiognomy
the face or countenance, esp. when considered as an index to the character:
enumerate
to mention seperatly as if counting, name one by one
Scathing
to attack with severe criticism.
Evanescent
vanishing; fading away; fleeting
Propinquity
nearness in place; proximity
Throng
a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
vagrant
a person who has no home, wonders around idly.
Precocious
unusually advanced or mature in development, esp. mental development:
toil
hard and continuous work, exhausitng labor or effort.
Earnest
serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous:
Edifice
a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance
Approbation
approval; commendation.
Ameliorate
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve
anathema
a person or thing accursed to damnation 0r destruction
Marrow
the inmost or essential part:
Heterodox
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, esp. in theology; unorthodox.
Melancholy
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression.
Vestment
a garment, esp. an outer garment.
Hackneyed
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal:
Propagate
to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock.
Impertinent
intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil.
Quicken
to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten
Lassitude
weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate.
invariably
not changing or being capable of changing
Plebeian
belonging or pertaining to the common people.
Scruples
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.
Pathos
the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion.

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