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English Vocabulary 2

Terms

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Adversary
a person who opposes or fights against another; opponent; enemy
Accost
to approach or speak to; greet first, before being greeted
Impunity
freedom or exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm
Progressive
moving forward or onward
Vile
1. morally base or evil; wicked; sinful 2. repulsive; disgusting
Devious
1. not in a straight path 2. winding
Gesticulate
to make or use gestures
Abscond
to go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide
Insolent
boldly disrespect in speech or behavior; impudent
Chastise
1. to punish 2. to scold or condemn sharply
Lacerate
to slash, stab
Haggard
untamed; unruly; wild
Solicitous
anxious and concerned about a person's welfare or comfort
Competent
1. well qualified 2. sufficient
Inscrutable
mysterious; that cannot be easily understood; unfathomable
Rhapsody
1. any ecstatic or extravagantly enthusiastic utterance in speech or writing 2. great delight
Reminisce
to think, talk, or write about remembered events or experiences
Exuberant
1. growing profusely 2. characterized by good health and high spirits; full of life 3. overly elaborate; very great
Immolate
1. to sacrifice 2. to kill or destroy
Copious
plentiful; abundant
Bedlam
any place or condition of noise and confusion
Procure
to get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure
Moiety
an indefinite share or part; a half
Elude
To avoid or escape by speed or cleverness
Retribution
punishment for evil done or reward for good done
Palatial
like a palace, spacious, majestic
Insinuate
1. to introduce or work into gradually and artfully 2. to hint or suggest indirectly; imply
Impartial
fair; favoring no one side or party than the other
Repast
a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating; a meal; mealtime
Ennui
boredom
Exalt
1. to raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc. 2. to praise; glorify
Virtuoso
1. a person who has a general or broad interest in the arts and sciences 2. a person displaying great technical skills in some fine art
Dismal
causing gloom or misery; depressing
Derisive
1. ridiculing; showing derision 2. ridiculous; provoking derision
Recede
to go or move away, retreat
Ardor
1. emotional warmth; passion 2. enthusiasm
Meticulous
extremely or excessively careful about details; finicky
Imperative
1. Absolutely necessary 2. of the nature of or expressing a command
Relent
to become less severe, stern, or stubborn
Emanate
to come forth; rise

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