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Elite Vocabulary Set 2

Terms

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Pantomine
communication by means of gesture and facial expression
Sloth
laziness
Unkempt
sloppy; messy; unclean
Extraneous
not an essential part of; unimportant
Harass
to bother; torment
Intrepid
bold; fearless
Conception
formation of an idea in the mind; the start of pregnancy
Breach
some sort of violation; a gap
Bizarre
very odd in manner; grotesque; strange
Respite
temporary relief
Apt
appropriate; having a natural tendency
Countenance
appearance, esp. the expression of the face; to tolerate
Pedestrian
done on foot; ordinary; commonplace
Ruthless
having no compassion or pity
Verncular
informal speech; native language
Diligent
painstaking and steady
Municipal
relating to local government
Belie
to picture falsely; to contradict
Liable
legally obligated; likely (w/ reference to an unfavorable outcome)
Civic
pertaining to a city or citizen
Nebulous
unclear; vague
Collective
done by a number of people working as a group
Obstreperous
noisily and stubbornly defiant
Venerable
worthy of honor and respect by reason of dignity, age etc.
Superfluous
unnecessary; extra
Ephemeral
lasting for a short time; fleeting
Decree
to order with the force of law
Deflect
to bend or turn away
Blunder
to move carelessly
Ritual
a ceremonial act; a customary procedure
Emaciated
made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation
Indolent
lazy
Intrinsic
relating to the essential nature of a something
Melancholy
sad, esp. a lingering or habitual state of mind
Genesis
birth; beginning; origin
Captivate
to capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty, excellence, etc.
Voluble
talkative
Trek
to travel or migrate, esp. slowly or with great difficulty
Myraid
an indefinitely large number
Concur
to agree
Pedantic
putting unnecessary stress on minor or purely academic knowledge
Effect
to bring about
Parochial
restricted; limited; narrow; local
Imperative
impossible to deter or evade; urgently necessary
Toxic
poisonous; dangerous
Repudiate
to reject as invalid or untrue
Formidable
inspiring fear or dread
Genre
a kind, or type
Pious
exhibiting reverance amd religious observation
Solemn
serious; grave
Resolve
to decide; to bring into focus
Scale
to climb
Exacerbate
to make more violent, bitter, or severe
Unseemly
not decent or proper
Degenerate
to decline to an inferior state, often in mental or moral quality
Malleable
able to be pounded; capable of being molded; adaptable
Specious
seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false
Marine
of the sea or shipping; nautical
Harangue
a long pompous speech; a speech or piece of writing expressing strong emotion; a tirade
Sanguine
optimistic, cheerful
Ego
the self; the individual as self-aware; self-love
Amiable
friendly and agreeable; sociable
Irony
a use of words in which the intended meaning is very different from the literal sense; an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs, esp. one that suggests a lesson about human folly
Anecdote
a brief story, often humorous
Mammoth
very large; of clumsy or unwieldy size
Revel
to delight, to enjoy (used with "in")
Itinerant
traveling from place to place, esp. for work
Fallible
capable of error
Maxim
a short saying expressing a general principle
Lugubrious
sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous
Regimen
a set or rules, usually followed for therapeutic effect
Legible
capable or being read or deciphered
Aesthetic
relating to beauty
Kindling
dry sticks of wood used to start a fire
Uniform
consistent; the same for everyone
Barbarous
cruel; brutal
Congenital
present since birth; being an essential characteristic
Prolific
producing alot
Hue
a shade of color
Mentor
counselor or teacher
Deploy
to station or assemble troops or forces in position
Contentious
always ready to argue; quarrelsome
Feat
an act or accomplishment showing skill
Urban
relating to a city
Ineffable
incapable of being expressed
Configuration
large, disasterous fire
Determinate
having exact limits; final; firm in purpose
Painstaking
very thorough; careful
Culminate
to reach the highest point
Jurisdiction
the extent of authority or control; the right and power to interpret and apply the law
Facetious
playfully humorous
Feign
to pretend; to fake
Apex
the highest point
Metamorphosis
a transformation, as by magic; a marked change in appearance or function
Undermine
to weaken
Sullen
showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people
Baroque
fantastically over-decorated; gaudily ornate
Martinet
one who is strict in discipline, and enjoys authority too much
Petulant
impatient or irritable, esp. over a minor annoyance
Fauna
animals as a group, esp. of a specified region or time

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