English Final Vocab Words

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austere

severe/stern in manner; simple/plain/not adorned

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beneficent

acts of kindness/charity

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cadaverous

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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4

concoct

to prepare by combining ingredients; invent, fabricate

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crass

unfeeling, stupid

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debase

to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade

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desecrate

to commit sacrilege upon; to contaminate, pollute

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disconcert

to confuse; to disturb the composure of

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grandiose

grand in an impressive way; marked by pompous behavior; absurdly exaggerated

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inconsequential

unimportant

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infraction

breaking a law or obligation

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mitigate

to make milder/softer

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pillage

looting

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prate

talking too much about nothing

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punctilious

attentive to fine detail

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redoubtable

inspiring fear or awe

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reprove

to find fault with, scold, rebuke

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restitution

the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner to a former state or position

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stalwart

sturdy and brave

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vulnerable

open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged

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acrimonious

stinging, bitter in temper

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bovine

resembling a cow; sluggish

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consternation

dismay, confusion

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corpulent

fat

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disavow

to deny responsibility/connection with

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dispassionate

impartial, calm

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dissension

disagreement; sharp difference of opinion

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dissipate

to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel

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expurgate

to cleanse/purify/censor

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gauntlet

protective glove; a challenge

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hypothetical

based on an assumption/guess

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ignoble

mean, low

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impugn

to attack as false; to question

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intemperate

lacking self-control

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odium

hatred, contempt, disgrace or shame

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perfidy

faithlessness, treachery

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relegate

to turn over to a lower position

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squeamish

inclined to nausea

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subservient

submissively obedient

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susceptible

easily influenced, feeble-minded

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abate

to subside, become less in amount

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adulation

excessive flattery

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anathema

object of intense dislike

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astute

crafty, practical wisdom

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avarice

greedy desire for wealth

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culpable

worthy of blame

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dilatory

delay or procrastinate

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egregious

standing out in a negative way

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equivocate

equal voice, not taking a side

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evanescent

vanishing

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irresolute

indecisive

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nebulous

cloud-like

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novice

beginner; amateur

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penury

extreme poverty

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pretentious

showing off

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recapitulate

to review a series of facts (recap)

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resuscitate

to revive

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slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

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supposition

something assumed/taken for granted

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torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

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accrue

accumulate over time

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annotation

note or comment in a literary work

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bedlam

chaos, uproar

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covert

hidden; disguised

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debonair

courteous, smooth and polished in appearance

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dun

to demand insistently (pay me back!)

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efficacious

effective

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equanimity

calmness, composure

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fortuitous

happy chance

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gist

main point

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gratuitous

unwarranted

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imperious

overbearing, domineering, arrogant, trying to dominate

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invective

abusive language

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motley

showing great variety, diverse

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munificent

generous, lavish

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procrastinate

to delay

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provocative

producing a strong feeling or response

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recondite

exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

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reprobate

unprincipled scoundrel

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sedentary

not moving, sitting in one place for an extended period of time

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abstemious

in moderation

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censurable

blameworthy

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contingent

dependent on something for it to happen; representative of a larger group of people

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corroborate

to confirm

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denizen

resident; someone who frequents a place

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discursive

rambling, wandering

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disseminate

to scatter or spread wildly

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dowdy

homeless looking

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florid

highly colored, showy, flushed cheeks

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foist

to pass off

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gauche

awkward, lacking in social graces

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heresy

an opinion different from what is accepted

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inculcate

repetition so you remember

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palpable

capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard or recognized

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perceptive

insightful

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pernicious

deadly (percs)

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salient

standing out (saline blewbs)

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satiate

to completely satisfy

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sear

dry or withered; char or scorch

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specious

apparently good but lacking real merit

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