Vocab 8

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Section 1

Question Answer
Allege(verb) Claim something is wrong without proof
Arrant(adj) shameless, blatant (think Korean drama product placement)
Badinage(noun) humorous or witty conversation (banter)
Conciliate(verb) stop from being angry or discontented; placate, pacify, appease
Countermand(verb) revoke, cancel an order (noun)
Echelon(noun) a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society (think Greens in K)
Exacerbate(verb) make a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling worse
Fatuous(adj) silly and pointless
Irrefutable(adj) impossible to deny or disprove
Juggernaut(noun) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution
Lackadaisical(adj) lacking enthusiasm and determination; careless, lazy
Litany(noun) a tedious recital or repetitive series in prayer
Macabre(adj) disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury
Paucity(noun) the presence of somthing only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity
Portend(verb) be a sign or warning that something is likely to happen (foretell)
Raze(verb) completely destory
Recant(verb) say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief
Saturate(verb) cause something to become thoroughly soaked with liquid so that no more can be absorbed
Saturnine(adj) slow and gloomy
Slough(verb) to cast off, disregard, shed

Section 2

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