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Week 21 Vocabulary
The defendant abjured his former illegal activities and consequently received a lighter sentence.
Abjure – V – to renounce; recant; retract
The aggressive drill sergeant’s interest in romantic poetry was considered an anomaly by his collegues.
Anomaly – N – deviation from the norm; odd or peculiar occurrence
Oddly enough, the plaintiff recounted the story of her attack with perfect equanimity.
Equanimity – N – stability; calmness
Jill’s overbearing mother-in-law estranged Jill from her husband.
Estrange – V – to alienate
Many years ago, prisoners were sometimes tortured, then flayed alive by their captors.
Flay – V – to whip; remove skin
Her face was florid after her morning five- mile run.
Florid – adj – rosy-colored; reddish
In grade school, the last few days before a holiday vacation always seemed interminable.
Interminable – ADJ – tiresome; long
The comic tone of the play was undermined by the lugubrious funeral scene.
Lugubrious – ADJ – mournful; gloomy
Inmates complain that each day in prison is uneventful, ordinary and nondescript.
Nondescript – ADJ – having no individuality; amorphous
Discovering the old manifest for the sunken Spanish galleon proved propitious since it also showed the location of the gold
Propitious – ADJ – favorable; auspicious
Week 21 Vocabulary 1. Abjure – V – to renounce; recant; retract 2. Anomaly – N – deviation from the norm; odd or peculiar occurrence 3. Equanimity – N – stability; calmness 4. Estrange – V – to alienate 5. Flay – V – to whip; remove skin 6. Florid – adj – rosy-colored; reddish 7. Interminable – ADJ – tiresome; long 8. Lugubrious – ADJ – mournful; gloomy 9. Nondescript – ADJ – having no individuality; amorphous 10. Propitious – ADJ – favorable; auspicious
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