Vocab 9

lavie's version from 2015-11-11 17:36


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Acclamation(noun) loud and enthusiastic approval used to honor someone or something (cheer in approval)
Bucolic(adj) of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life (rural, rustic)
Calumniate(verb) make false and defamatory statements about (slander)
Chary(adj) cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something (hesitant)
Collusion(noun) secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy to cheat or deceive others
Dilettante(noun) a person who cultivates an area of interest without real commitment or knowledge (amateur)
Imperturbable(adj) unable to be upset or excited; calm
Increment(noun) an increase or addition
Mandate(noun) an official order or commission to do something
Paltry(adj) offensively small
Paroxysm(noun) a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity
Pedantry(noun) excessive concern with minor details and rules (know-it all)
Peregrination(noun) a long journey or period of wandering (odyssey)
Redolent(adj) pleasant odor, strongly reminiscent or suggestive
Refulgent(adj) shining brightly, radiant, splendid
Shibboleth(noun) a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people (password, slogan)
Tyro(noun) a beginner or novice
Unremitting(adj) never relaxing or slackening; incessant
Vacillate(verb) alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; indecisive, oscillate
Vituperative(adj) bitter and abusive, insulting

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