Guidry 1-5 vocab

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Despot

a ruler with total control; a tyrant, autocrat

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sycophant

brown-noser; one who flatters others

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Glutton

one who is overly, almost sinfully, hungry for something, usually food

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hedonist

someone who lives for pleasure or happiness

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hypocrite

one who pretends to a life or beliefs that he doesn't honestly have; a phony or fake

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heretic

one who differs from accepted belief or theory

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charlatan

a quack or fraud; a cheat, imposter

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Bigot

one who stubbornly holds to his own opinions

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miser

a greedy, grasping person

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insurgent

a rebel; one who rises up in revolt

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zealot

a fanatic; someone devoted beyond reason to a cause or belief

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skeptic

one who doubts or waits to pass judgement

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ora-

to speak, pray

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ver-

the truth

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Fervent

full of strong emotion; impassioned

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Germane

Fitting and appropriate; relevant; pertinent

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fortuitous

happening by chance or accident

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Grueling

demanding and exhausting; punishing, tiring

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Indulgent

generous to a fault; lenient, not critical

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Vulnerable

Open to physical or mental damage or hurt

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Profuse

in great abundance; bountiful; lavish; lush

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Superficial

On the surface, shallow; not deep, serious, important; cursory, not thourogh

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Uniform

consistent; the same

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Listless

lacking energy or enthusiasm; indifferent or languid; uncaring

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Incessant

Going on without interruption, unceasing, continuous

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Unubtrusive

Not noticeable; inconspicuous; not aggressive

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Claus/clud/clus

Close, shut

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Pot/poss

To be powerful or able

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Acquiesce

v. To give in and agree peaceably; to assent; comply n. acquiescence

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Chastise

v. to scold or severely punish; castigate; censure

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Augment

v. to increase; to make something bigger or greater

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Condone

v. to overlook or pardon an offense; to excuse

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Amass

v. to accumulate, collect; to gather, come together

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Disseminate

v. to disperse or spread everywhere(knowledge or ideas) as if sowing seed

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Coalesce

v. to mix or come together form separate elements

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Concur

v. to agree, assent; to approve; to coincide

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Digress

v. to wonder off in course in speaking or writing n. digression

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Laud

v. to praise, comment, acclaim, extol

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Disperse

v. to spread all over; to disseminate; to fan out or scatter in a random way

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Efface

v. to erase or obliterate; to wear away(as by time)

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cur/curr/cours

to run, course ex. cursory, precursor, curriculum, occur

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miss/mit

to sent ex. emit, mission, omission, missle

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Banal

adj. Commonplace and stale, not fresh; trite; insipid n. Banality

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Terse

adj. Stripped of all but the essentials; concise or succinct, sometimes to the point of rudeness

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Raconteur

n. A gifted talker or storyteller

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Euphemism

n. The use of a "nice" word or phrase instead on an offensive or terrible honest one; the word or phrase so used

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Succinct

adj. Brief, to the point; concise, pithy, terse

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Hackneyed

adj. Banal, overused, commonplace, trite

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Bombast

n. High-flown, pompous, "windbag" language

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Articulate

v. to speak in a clear, effective way adj. Clear and effective in manner; also, jointed off

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Lacomic

adj. Using a few words as possible, concise

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Hyperbole

n. Wild exaggeration, often on purpose for effect

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Lampoon

n. Verbal ridicule of a person; personal satire

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Platitude

n. A tired, trite old saying; a banality, cliche

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voc/vok

to call Ex. vociferous, provocative, evoke, invocation

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LOC/LOQU/LOG/OLOGY

speech, study, word, talk Ex. eloquent, loquacious, eulogy, epilogue

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arrogant

proud, overbearing; snootily self-important

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Disdain

Scorn; snooty disapproval or dislike; contempt

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Fastidious

extremely fussy and particular; meticulous

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Haughty

openly and disdainfully proud; snooty

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Disparage

to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue

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Deprecate

To disapprove mildly, with regret

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Condescend

To come down in level; stoop

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Supercilious

Excessively proud; disdainfully superior

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Contempt

total lack of respect; disdain; scorn

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Pretentious

showy; self-important; make unjustifiable claims to excellence.

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Scoff

to make fun of; to show contempt for

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Complacent

self-satisfied; smug

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rog

To ask

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rid/ris

to laugh

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