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Flashcards in Chapter 14 Words Deck (19):
1

Ineffable

something is hard to express and difficult to put into words; indescribable; unspeakable; unimaginable; overwhelming

2

Charismatic

full of personal charm and magnetism; charming/ fascinating

3

Lugubrious

expressing grief and sorrow associated with an irreparable loss; mournful and gloomy; sad/mournful/gloomy/melancholy/morose/somber(gloomy/dark))

4

Elucidate

to make clear by explanation; to clarify; to make clear; to explain

5

Condundrum

a puzzling or confusing question or problem that is difficult to resolve; a problem; quandary; dilemma; a

6

Pernicious

causing harm in a hidden and injurious way; deadly; destructive; having a harmful effect in a gradual/ subtle way; HARMFUL; INIMICAL; damaging/ INJURIOUS)

7

Incredulous

not willing to believe; unbelieving; skeptical; disbelieving; dubious;suspicious

8

Pantheon

a select group of illustrious people who have done the same thing

9

Chagrin

a strong feeling of embarrassment and mortification caused by a failure or great disappointment.

10

Inimical

injurious(to cause damage or harm) or harmful in effect; harmful/damaging/deleterious/baleful; 2ND MEANING =unfriendly or hostile

11

Refractory

obstinately resistant to authority or control; unmanageable and unruly; stubborn; RECALCITRANT: OBDURATE: OBSTREPEROUS

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Disconcert(ed)

a condition of being unsettled and thrown into a state of confusion; [DISCOMFIT]ING(to make someone feel uneasy and embarrassed); to UNSETTLE; PERTURB(make someone anxious or unsettle); to startle or unnerve and perplex/confuse someone

13

Conciliatory

willing to make concessions(comprises) to restore harmony; TO PLACATE; TO APPEASE

14

Precipitate

to cause to happen suddenly or prematurely; to bring about an action suddenly; to trigger/spark/cause/ hasten an event or situation;
the incident precipitated a political crisis"

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Confluence

a merger or coming together of several factors; flowing together; act or process of merging; a CONVERGENCE or MEETING of things

16

Poignant

touching, moving, sad, or piteous( deserving pity(compassion/sympathy))

17

Surly

ill-tempered and rude

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Admonish/admonition(2nd meaning)

to caution or give warning

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Categorical

absolute; unequivocal; clear