English Vocab

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Tout

To publically brag (v)

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Extol

To praise highly (v)

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Quell

To calm, pacify (v)

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4

Brawn

Muscular strength (n)

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5

Efface

To erase (v)

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6

Plaintive

Sounding sad or mournful (adj)

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7

Veneration

Great respect, reverence (n)

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Brazenly

In a bold/shameless way (adv)

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9

Copious

Abundant, plentiful (adj)

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10

Artisan

A person that's skillful w their hands (n)

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11

Furtive

Attempting to avoid notice or attention

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12

Glutton

A person who consumes too much food or drink (n)

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13

Ardent

enthusiastic, passionate (adj)

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14

Engender

To create; to cause (v)

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15

Delineate

To describe accurately (v)

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16

Nefarious

Extreme wickedness (adj)

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17

Querulous

Grumbling; grumpy (adj)

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18

Labyrinthine

Irregular & twisting (adj)

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19

Vernacular

Everyday speech; slang (n)

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20

Pugnacious

Eager to fight (adj)

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21

Entreat

To ask someone earnestly to do something (v)

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22

Assail

To attack with words or force (v)

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23

Fecund

Fertile; productive (adj)

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24

Deride

To ridicule (v)

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25

Idyllic

Naturally peaceful (adj)

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26

Distend

To swell; to extend (v)

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27

Beguile

To charm or enchant, often in a deceptive way (v)

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28

Expedite

To speed up the progress of something (v)

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29

Decorous

Proper; in a good taste (adj)

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30

Vacuous

Lacking ideas or intelligence (adj)

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31

Didactic

Intended to teach; morally instructive (adj)

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32

Conjecture

To form an opinion or conclusion reached on limit information (v)

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33

Penitent

Repentant or showing sorrow or regret for something (adj)

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34

Histrionic

Overly dramatic (adj)

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35

Discordant

Lacking harmony or agreement (adj)

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36

Exasperate

To annoy thoroughly (v)

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37

Upbraid

To scold (v)

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38

Benevolent

Generous; kind (adj)

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39

Corroborate

To confirm; to back up with evidence (v)

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40

Incandescent

Very lively and impressive; giving off heat or light (adj)

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41

Laud

To praise; to applaud (n)

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42

Derision

Contemptuous ridicule or mockery (n)

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43

Servile

Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve others (adj)

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44

Bucolic

Charmingly rural (adj)

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45

Belabor

To go over repeatedly (v)

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46

Insolent

Showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect (adj)

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Sycophantic

Behaving or done in a servile way in order to gain an advantage (adj)

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48

Poignant

Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret (adj)

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49

Despondent

In low spirits from loss of hope or courage (adj)

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50

Strident

Shrill; high pitched (adj)

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51

Soporific

Causing sleep, very boring (adj)

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52

Stupefied

To become unable to think clearly (v)

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53

Convivial

Fond of partying (adj)

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54

Fabricate

To lie (v)

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55

Malleable

Easy to shape or bend (adj)

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56

Affronted

To be offended (v)

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Nonchalant

Not showing any concern or worry (adj)

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58

Pretentious

Making ridiculous claims of importance (adj)

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59

Gesticulate

To make gestures, especially when speaking (v)

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60

Conflagration

A huge fire; inferno (n)

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61

Exalt

To glorify (v)

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62

Exult

To celebrate (v)

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63

Lugubrious

Looking or sounding sad & dismal (adj)

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64

Insatiable

Incapable of being satisfied (adj)

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65

Assuage

To sooth; to relieve (v)

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66

Avarice

Greed; excessive desire for riches (n)

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67

Lampoon

Publicly criticize using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm (v)

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68

Ravenous

Extremely hungry (adj)

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Lethargy

Sluggish; laziness (n)

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70

Recondite

Hard to understand; over one's head (adj)

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71

Cajole

To persuade or coax by using flattery or compliments (v)

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72

Coerce

To compel using force & power (v)

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Assiduous

Hardworking; busy (adj)

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74

Litany

A long list often presented through rote memorization (n)

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75

Penurious

Stingy, relating to great poverty (adj)

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76

Ethereal

Of or relating to the regions beyond the earth (adj)

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77

Insuperable

Incapable of being overcome or solved (adj)

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78

Extraneous

Irrelevant; unnecessary (adj)

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79

Avid

Showing a keen interest in something (adj)

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80

Conspicious

Standing out; obvious (adj)

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81

Lucid

easy to understand (adj)

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82

Reviled

Criticize in an abusive manner (v)

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83

Pedestrian

Dull; lacking thought (adj)

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84

Maudlin

wallowing in self-pity (adj)

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85

Desiccate

to dry out (v)

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86

Genial

Friendly and Cheerful (adj)

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87

Ingratiate

To try and get into someone’s favor by flattering someone (v)

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88

Virulent

extremely poisonous; full of hate (adj)

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89

Contrite

admitting or feeling guilt (adj)

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90

Incessant

unceasing (adj)

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91

Obligatory

Required by moral, legal, or another rule; compulsory (adj)

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92

Loquacious

talking a lot or too much (adj)

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93

Repudiate

to reject, disown or renounce (v)

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94

Waif

A homeless or neglected person, especially a child (n)

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95

Primordial

formed long ago; primitive (adj)

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96

Prevaricate

to deviate from the truth (v)

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97

Diminutive

Extremely small (adj)

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98

Provincial

limited in outlook; narrow (adj)

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99

Contemptuous

expressing disdain; showing a lack of respect (adj)

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Anachronism

A thing belonging to a different time period than it exists (n)

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