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Packard Vocab List

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Updated 2007-09-22 20:27

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. Packard. Vocab list

Week 1

Question Answer
fractioustending to be troublesome; unruly; irritable
extemporizingimprovising; speaking without preparation
transcendentexceeding the usual limits; beyond comprehension
proprietaryused; made or marketed by one having exclusive legal right
hauteurarrogance; haughtiness
cataractswaterfall
innuendooblique allusion
prodigalitythat which is recklessly extravagant
eddywhirlpool
staidmarked by settled sedateness; sober
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Week 2

Question Answer
tortuouslywinding twisting bending way; using devious or indirect tactics
vacuousempty or lacking in content; marked by lack of ideas; inane
corpulenthaving a large bulky body; obese
wansuggestive of poor health; plaid; lacking in vitality; feeble
vinousshowing the effects of the use of wine
presumptuousoverstepping bounds of propriety or courtesy
euphemismsubstitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may suggest something pleasant
conceitthe result of mental activity; an idea; an elaborate metaphor; a theme
ineffableincapable of being expressed in words, indescribable; unspeakable
meretriciousfalsely attractive; pretentious in a false way
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Week 3

WordDefinition
inimicalharmful; hostile; unfriendly
callousnesstoughness; hardness; insensitivity
effusiveunrestrained; an emotional expression
antithesisdirect contrast or opposition
pithyprecisely meaningful; having strength; having substance or point
obsequiousfull of servile compliance; submissive; dutiful
cursorinesshastiness; superficiality
agrarianrelating to or concerning land; related to farming
altruismconcern for the welfare of others; unselfish
sanguinemarked by helpful cheerfulness; confident
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All Vocab

WordDefinition
tortuouslywinding twisting bending way; using devious or indirect tactics
vacuousempty or lacking in content; marked by lack of ideas; inane
corpulenthaving a large bulky body; obese
wansuggestive of poor health; plaid; lacking in vitality; feeble
vinousshowing the effects of the use of wine
presumptuousoverstepping bounds of propriety or courtesy
euphemismsubstitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may suggest something pleasant
conceitthe result of mental activity; an idea; an elaborate metaphor; a theme
ineffableincapable of being expressed in words, indescribable; unspeakable
meretriciousfalsely attractive; pretentious in a false way
inimicalharmful; hostile; unfriendly
callousnesstoughness; hardness; insensitivity
effusiveunrestrained; an emotional expression
antithesisdirect contrast or opposition
pithyprecisely meaningful; having strength; having substance or point
obsequiousfull of servile compliance; submissive; dutiful
cursorinesshastiness; superficiality
agrarianrelating to or concerning land; related to farming
altruismconcern for the welfare of others; unselfish
sanguinemarked by helpful cheerfulness; confident
memorize