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Vocabulary List #3 201. pilfer – to steal in little amounts 202. Vociferous– noisy, clamorous; full of voice 203. extricate – a strong hatred of. 204.

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1 Vocabulary List # pilfer – to steal in little amounts 202. Vociferous– noisy, clamorous; full of voice 203. extricate – a strong hatred of perambulate – to walk around; to stroll 205. covert – kept hidden; not apparent; underneath the surface 206. placid – calm and peaceful 207. harangue – a ranting raving speech; to deliver a ranting raving speech 208. viands – food, articles of food 209. dogged – stubbornly determined, tenacious 210. crescendo – a gradual increase in loudness

2 Vocabulary List # facetious – not serious, joking 212. feign – to pretend 213. imprecations – curses (e.g. to mutter imprecations) 214. monologue – a long dramatic speech given by one person 215. querulous – complaining and finding fault 216. prodigal –extravagant and wasteful 217. pommel – to beat someone with words or fists 218. vindictive – desiring revenge 219. blissful – joyful, happy, blithe 220. affable – gracious; courteous and amiable

3 Vocabulary List # doleful – full of grief or sorrow 222. resplendent – shining brilliantly; splendid 223. stolid – impassive; not easily excited 224. maniacal – affected with madness; acting like a maniac 225. paean – a hymn of joy or praise or triumph 226. perfunctory – done routinely; done without attention or devotion 227. doggerel – undignified and weak poetry 228. specter – a visible spirit; an apparition 229. sardonic – bitterly scornful or sneering 230. jounce – to shake or jolt

4 Vocabulary List # writhe – to twist or contort 232. ague – a chill; the shaking chill of a cold 233. philippic – a denouncing speech; acrimonious invective 234. docile – easily led; well-behave; well-taught 235. exhortations – pleas; urgings to do something 236. sinuous – winding 237. malediction – a curse 238. profuse – lavish, bountiful 239. compunction – sorrow or regret for having done wrong 240. sham – a fraud; a deceptive scheme

5 Vocabulary List # sullen – morose, depressed, sad 242. stupor – a condition in which the mind and senses are dulled 243. debauch – to make less in value; to lower in esteem 244. badger – to bother or harass 245. charnel – a building used for dead bodies and bones 246. amiable – likable 247. deprecatory – belittling or demeaning 248. lugubrious – sad, mournful; having a mournful expression 249. patronizing – treating someone in a “looking down” manner 250. condescension – graciousness in doing things beneath one’s dignity

6 Vocabulary List # reverberations – a reeatoine 252. temerity – foolish or rash boldness 253. respite – a delay or postponement 254. indifferent – neutral, 255. accouterments – clothes or equipment 256. melee – a confused fight or fist to fist struggle 257. proximity – nearness 258. sward – grass covered soil, turf 259. tableau – dramatic scene or picture 260. perturbation – an irritation or something that upsets or agitates

7 Vocabulary List # expletive – an exclamation 262. grotesque – distorted or fantastic in appearance 263. celerity – swiftness speed 264. succor – aid or relief 265. vehement – violent; full of passion 266. paroxysm – a sudden attack of disease outburst of laughter 267. sublime – noble exalted 268. obdurate – stubborn; obstinate 269. morose – ill tempered gloomy sudden 270. countenance – facial expression

8 Vocabulary List # stoical – showing indifference to joy, grief, pain, pleasure; emotionless 272. stentorian – very loud 273. portentous – to signify something evil is going to happen 274. bombast – grand pompous language with little meaning 275. salinity – the saltiness of something 276. viscosity – the resistance to something flowing freely 277. paradoxical – a statement that seems contrary but may be true 278. viviparous – bearing living young 279. burgeon –to grow or develop rapidly 280. decant – to gently pour from one container to another

9 Vocabulary List # surrogate – a substitute 282. lupus – various skin diseases 283. sententious – characterized by pompous moralizing 284. gratuitous – unwarranted not called for by circumstances 285. sibilant – producing an “s” sound 286. hypnopedia – sleep learning 287. aperture – an opening or space 288. rudimentary – fundamental or primitive 289. maudlin – drunk enough to be emotionally silly 290. surreptitious – doing something clandestinely or secretive

10 Vocabulary List # midden – dung hill; pile of rubbish 292. monogamy – one person marriage 293. euphoric – a feeling of well being or elation 294. simian – pertaining to monkeys or apes 295. ruminate – to go over in the mind slowly 296. revitrify – to fuse together 297. queue – a line 298. furtive – done by stealth 299. scenario – an outline or a synopsis or a play 300. plangent – having a loud reverberating sound


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