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Vocabulary List #1 1. victuals – food; nourishment 2. prevaricate – to lie by evasion 3. Ponderous – heavy; dull 4. Soliloquy – a speech made to ones self.

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1 Vocabulary List #1 1. victuals – food; nourishment 2. prevaricate – to lie by evasion 3. Ponderous – heavy; dull 4. Soliloquy – a speech made to ones self 5. Histrionic – pertaining to the stage 6. phrenology – the study of bumps on the skull 7. candid – open; frank 8. cravat – neck tie 9. heptarchy – rule by seven 10. temperance – moderation of food or drink

2 Vocabulary List #1 11. mesmerize – to hypnotize 12. blithe –joyous 13. inauspicious – signifying that bad things are going to happen 14. portal – a large door or gate 15. heterodox – contrary to established opinions 16. demeanor –way of behaving 17. rotundity – roundness; plumpness 18. purport – the meaning 19. malefactress – female evil doer 20. abashed – ashamed

3 Vocabulary List #1 21. sumptuary – pertaining to expenses 22. evanescent – passing away or fleeting 23. ignominy – shame; disgrace 24. brazen – brassy; bold 25. pillory – public stocks 26. contrivance – an ingenious device or plan 27. mein – demeanor appearance 28. contumely –insulting or arrogant behavior 29. remonstrance – act of making protests 30. edifice – large building

4 Vocabulary List #1 31. visage – face 32. somber – depressed sad 33. sagacity – judgment 34. tremulous – timid 35. lurid – ghastly harsh 36. peremptory – sudden 37. sojourn – stay or wait respite 38. efficacy – effectiveness 39. infamy – shame or state of being known for something evil 40. epoch – era large period of time

5 Vocabulary List #1 41. alchemy – medieval chemistry 42. morbid – dealing with death or ghastly things 43. inscrutable – unable to be fathomed or figured; deeply mysterious 44. retribution – just punishment for some infraction or hurt to another 45. progenitor – a forefather; one who engenders offspring 46. inquisitorial – asking questions in an accusing way 47. plebeian – pertaining to the lower classes 48. emolument – payment for services 49. commiseration – the act of sympathizing with another commiserate 50. ascetic – practicing self denial for religious purposes; pertaining to such practices

6 Vocabulary List #1 51. superfluous – in excess of what is sufficient; surplus superfluity 52. callous – hard and unfeeling 53. intimation – a suggestion or hint 54. inopportuneness – state of being untimely inopportune 55. Incredulity – state of not believing 56. mutability – ability to be changed; changeability 57. amenable – likely to give in or be persuaded; bendable 58. prolific – productive; fertile; giving birth to many 59. inexplicable – unable to be explained 60. Sprite – fairy or elf

7 Vocabulary List #1 61. inviolable – incapable of being harmed or destroyed; impervious to violence 62. anathema – something cursed or banished 63. caprice – a whim; a flight or fancy capricious 64. dearth – a lack of shortage 65. ejaculation – a short sudden exclamation 66. malice – evil intention 67. gesticulation – act of making gestures 68. acuteness – sharpness 69. query – a question; to question 70. ludicrous – ridiculous; laughable

8 Vocabulary List #1 71. imperious – overbearing, lordly, masterful, domineering 72. wan – dark, gloomy, dusky; pale and sickly 73. pallid – deficient in color; pale wan pallor 74. urchin – a mischievous youngster 75. imperative – absolutely necessary; pertaining to commands; obligatory 76. physiognomy – outward features; face 77. expatiate – to talk freely and at length about 78. physic –a cathartic or purge; a laxative 79. pastoral – pertaining to shepherds, ministers or a countryside 80. bedizen – to dress

9 Vocabulary List #1 81. catechism – a set of questions and answers for religious instruction 82. imbibe – to drink in 83. perversity – state of being obstinate or contrary perverse 84. emaciated – having become very thin or lean 85. mountebank – a charlatan medicine man; a quack who sells medicine 86. aver – to assert; to declare positively 87. vindicate – to prove right or justify 88. apothecary – a druggist or pharmacist 89. heterogeneous – composed of different types 90. scrupulous – very attentive to rules & details feeling guilty over transgressions

10 Vocabulary List #6 91. melancholy – sad, morose 92. importunate – urgent; urgently begging or requesting 93. orthodox – squaring with the norm; regular, not unusual 94. affinity – a natural attraction or aptitude for 95. inarticulate – unable to speak at all; unable to speak clearly 96. crudite – learned; scholarly 97. commodious – roomy 98. palliate – to make less severe; to mitigate or soften the effect of ; to lesson a palliative 99. latent – lying unrealized 100. celestial – pertaining to the heavens;


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