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english midterm 2007

Terms

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abhor
to hate
aplomb
great self-confidence
assuage
to make easier
castigate
to punish severly
blazon
to display conspicuously
prognosticate
to predict
enjoin
to direct or order
seditious
insubordinate
gossamer
thin, light, delicate
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favoable acceptance by others
exhort
to urge strongly
surreptitious
secret
sedulous
persistent
bombastic
full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
ascribe
to assign or refer to; attribute
tenuous
lacking clarity or sharpness
abase
to humiliate
callow
without experience; immature; not fully developed
approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion; praise
ameliorate
to improve
caveat
a warning or caution to prevent a misunderstanding
malinger
to pretend to be ill or otherwise incapacitated so as to avoid duty or work
expiate
to make ammends; to make up for
expedite
to make easy; cause to progress faster
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
scurrilous
coarsely abusive; foul-mouthed
elicit
to draw forth
decadence
decline; decay; deterioration
transient
lasting only a short time
axiomatic
self-evident
affable
courteious and pleasant; easy to speak to
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accident; not essential
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or being called back
propensity
a natural inclination or bent toward
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
antipathy
intense dislike
brusque
abrupt; blunt
sepulchral
funeral; typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
fractious
tending to be troublesome; unpredictable
chicanery
trickery
vitriolic
bitter; sarcastic
querulous
peevish; complaining; fretful

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