Vocab 7

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Question Answer
allay(verb) diminish (fear, suspicion, or worry)
bestial(adj) of or live an animal or animals
convivial(adj) friendly, lively, and enjoyable
coterie(noun) a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people
counterpart(noun) a person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place
demur(verb) raise doubts or objections or show reluctance
effrontery(noun) insolent or impertinent behavior (nerve)
embellish(verb) make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features
ephemeral(adj) lasting for a very short time (short lived)
felicitious(adj) well chosen or suited to the circumstances (appropriate)
furtive(adj) attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive
garish(adj) obtrusively bright and showy; lurid (offensive)
illusory(adj) based on illusion; not real
indigent(adj) poor; needy
inordinate(adj) unusually or disproportionately large; excessive
jettison(verb) discard, get rid of
misanthrope(noun) a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society
pertinacious(adj) holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action, stubborn
picayune(adj) petty; worthless
raiment(noun) clothing

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