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Manser vocab midterm

These are only the one's i didnt know right away. But thats most of them.

Terms

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Peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
Demagogue
an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
Abate
become less in amount or intensity
Artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole
Coagulate
change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
Exalt
praise, glorify, or honor
Expedient
convienence; means to an end
Quandary
state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Ode
a lyric poem with complex stanza forms
Hackneyed
repeated too often
Caprice
a sudden desire
Salient
prominent?
Latent
potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
Deign
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
Implicit
Implied.
Glib
artfully persuasive in speech ex a glib toungue
Memoir
an account of the author's personal experiences
Cessation
Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
Inviolable
able to withstand attack
Shrew
a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman haha
Hecatomb
a great sacrifice
Supplant
To take the place of.
Devoid
empty; lacking
Vestment
gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
Advocate
speak, plead, or argue in favour of
Pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
Anarchy
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
Enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
Paltry
not worth considering
Veracity
unwillingness to tell lies
Indict
accuse formally of a crime
Pliant
capable of being influenced or formed
Dour
showing a brooding ill humor
Subsidiary
a company that is completely controlled by another company
Embryology
the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
Protract
prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
Amalgamate
joined together into a whole
Haughty
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Listless
lacking energy
Benefactor
a person who helps people or institutions (especially withFINANCIAL help)
Laconic
marked by the use of few words; terse or concise (antonym garrulous or loquacious)
Surplice
a loose-fitting white ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves
Purloin
make off with belongings of others
Onerous
Burdensome or oppressive.
Guise
an artful or simulated semblance
Acrimonious
marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Procurement
obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
Farce
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Effervescent
marked by high spirits or excitement
Incredulous
not disposed or willing to believe
Parody
humorous or satirical mimicry
Pretension
the quality of being pretentious (creating a false appearance of great importance or worth)
Fallacy
incorrect idea; wrong assumption; an error
Concord
be in accord
Ordination
the act of ordaining
Vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained
Dichotomous
divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
Homage
respectful deference
Exemplary
worthy of imitation
Interim
the time between one event, process, or period and another
Altruism
the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Literacy
the ability to read and write
Pander
a person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others
Incumbent
the official who holds an office
Sanctimonious
excessively or hypocritically pious
Surly
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
Hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
Contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
Reactionary
an extreme conservative
Guile
the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Heretical
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
Arbitrate
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
Schism
A split or division - especially a formal split within a Christian Church.
Decadent
marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
Usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
Panacea
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
Affable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
Paramount
having superior power and influence
Franchise
a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
Virulent
harsh or corrosive in tone
Clamber
an awkward climb
Mercenary
profit oriented, work for money only
Dichotomy
division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
Auspicious
tending to favor or bring good luck
Immutable
changeless
Omniscient
infinitely wise
Penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
Adept
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

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