Pagtakhan Vocab Sem 1

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sycophant

one who is eager to please for personal gain; or more informally, a suck-up or brown-noser (n)

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lugubrious

extremely sad, gloomy, or mournful (adj)

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pernicious

causing great harm & destruction, wicked (adj)

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insouciant

unconcerned or unworried, often to the point of arrogance (adj)

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ubiquitous

present everywhere at once, omnipresent (adj)

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non sequitur

a statement that is totally unrelated to the statement that it follows (n)

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restive

uneasy, agitated; having little patience; unwilling to be controlled (adj)

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diatribe

A bitter verbal or written attack on someone or something (n)

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jingoistic

extremely fervent and patriotic, to the point of even expressing hostility toward other countries.(adj)

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implacable

not easily calmed or pacified; impossible to change or move (adj)

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hirsute

covered with hair or having a large amount of hair (adj)

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affinity

a natural liking for or inclination toward somebody or something, particularly because you identify with that person/thing (n)

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accede

to give consent or agreement to something (v)

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bonhomie

easy & good-humored friendliness (n)

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quotidian

ordinary & commonplace, particularly because it occurs on a daily basis (adj)

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coquette

a flirt (n)

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harangue

to criticize or question somebody in an angry way (v)

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bovine

displaying the slowness regarded as being typical of cattle (adj)

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facetious

intended to be humorous, not to be taken seriously (adj)

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inchoate

just beginning to develop, only partly formed (said: "in-co-hit") (adj)

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contrite

genuinely & deeply sorry about something (adj)

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erudite

having great knowledge gained from study & reading (adj)

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anomaly

something that deviates from the norm or expectations (n)

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cantankerous

easily angered & difficult to get along with (adj)

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coterie

a small, exclusive group of people who share the same interests (n)

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deride

to ridicule/insult someone or something (v)

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feckless

lacking the thought or organization necessary to succeed, incompetent due to an inability to do anything useful (adj)

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excoriate

to criticize and/or scold somebody very strongly (v)

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debacle

something that becomes a defeat or humiliating failure (n)

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temerity

reckless confidence that might be offensive (n)

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penury

the state of extreme poverty (n)

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vituperation

an outburst of violently abusive language (n)

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supercilious

full of contemptuous arrogance (adj)

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gambol

to skip about playfully (v)

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folderol

silly nonsense (n)

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ennui

a bored weariness & dissatisfaction with life resulting from a loss of interest or sense of excitement (n)

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curmudgeon

a bad-tempered, disagreeable person (n)

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sojourn

a short trip or stay at a place (n)

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truculent

displaying great aggression (adj)

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gregarious

very friendly & sociable (adj)

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augment

to grow/increase something in number, amount, size, strength, or intensity (v)

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insidious

slowly and subtly harmful or destructive (adj)

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kismet

fate or destiny (n)

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enmity

extreme hatred, particularly between enemies (n)

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denizen

somebody who is in a place or area and/or a regular visitor to a place (n)

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fallacious

deceptive AND liable to mislead people because of a mistaken belief or idea (adj)

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obfuscate

to make something confusing and unclear, especially by making it unnecessarily complicated (v)

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malaise

a general feeling of worry/depression, resulting is lethargy OR a general feeling of illness or sickness without any specific diagnosis (n)

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peculate

to get money or property by embezzlement or theft (v)

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efficacious

having the power to produce the desired result (adj)

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exonerate

to officially free someone from blame or fault, particularly of a crime (v)

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altruism

an attitude/way of behaving characterized my unselfish concern for the welfare of others; the belief that acting for the benefit of others (n)

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ignominy

a total loss of dignity and self-respect, particularly a public disgrace (n)

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soporific

causing sleep or drowsiness or dull and boring, as though it would put a person to sleep (adj)

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enigma

somebody or something that is not easily explained or understood, of then the point mysteriousness (n)

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dilatory

tending to waste time or move slowly; intended to cause a delay (adj)

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myopic

short sighted, both literally and figuratively. Literal: can only see up close, so needs glasses to see long distances. Figurative: showing a lack of foresight or long-term planning, only seeing the short term and not looking beyond the immediate (adj)

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moribund

nearly dead, having lost all sense of purpose or vitality (adj)

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alacrity

eager and speedy readiness (n)

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surfeit

an excess number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled, or bored by it (n)

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galvanize

to arouse into awareness or action (verb)

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largess

the generous giving to others (noun)

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gauche

lacking social refinement (adj)

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jocular

playful & humorous (adj)

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zenith

the peak or highest point (noun)

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impunity

exemption from punishment (noun)

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bellicose

ready or inclined to quarrel, fight, or go to war (adj)

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maladroit

clumsy or insensitive in speech or behavior (adj)

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futile

with no useful or practical effect, useless (adj)

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ruminate

to think carefully and at length about something (verb)

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acrimony

bitterness & resentment, especially in speech, attitude, or tone (noun)

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solace

somebody or something that provides comfort in times of sadness (noun)

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exorbitant

far greater than is reasonable or manageable (adj)

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censure

verb form—to express disapproval or condemnation, particularly in official form (for example, by a vote of a legislature) noun form—severe criticism or official expression of disapproval or condemnation

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reprimand

to scold/punish somebody for a wrongdoing (verb)

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lackadaisical

without much enthusiasm, energy, or effort (adj)

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insipid

dull and lacking in lively qualities (adj)

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archaic

old and out of use because it comes from a time period long past (adj)

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punctilious

showing great care in small details, particularly when it comes to behavior and etiquette (adj)

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irreverent

disrespectful (adj)

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aspersion

the act of slandering or defaming someone; a damaging rumor (n)

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candid

frank and sincere; direct honesty (adj)

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capricious

tending to make sudden and unpredictable changes (adj)

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despot

a tyrant; somebody who behaves in a tyrannical way (n)

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diaphanous

so delicate it is transparent (adj)

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detritus

debris or discarded material (n)

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equivocate

to speak vaguely or ambiguously, especially to mislead (v)

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iconoclast

somebody who challenges or overturns traditional beliefs, customs, and values (n)

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mendicant

an extremely poor person, a beggar (n)

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pedestrian

ordinary, unimaginative, or uninspired (adj)

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visceral

characterized by instinct (from the "gut") rather than reasoned thinking (adj)

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ostentatious

marked by an obnoxious display of wealth and/or success designed to impress people (adj)

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nascent

in the process of emerging, being born, or starting to develop (adj)

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loquacious

tending to talk a great deal (adj)

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inept

lacking competence or skill for a particular task (adj)

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derivative/derivate

copied from somewhere & not original (adj)

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accolade

an expression of high praise and esteem for somebody's achievements (n)

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indigent

poor/impoverished, lacking in the necessities of life, such as food, clothing, & shelter (adj)

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mitigate

to make something less harsh, severe, or violent (v)

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perfidy

treachery or deceit, betrayal (n)

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