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1

acerbic

bitter; harsh
an acerbic wait; an acerbic taste

2

asperity

bitterness
he replied with asperity in his tone

3

jingoist (-)

national extremist; superpatriot
that jingoist refused to compromise

4

elucidate

to make clear
please elucidate the matter

5

impeccable

perfect
a man of impeccable character

6

sullied

blemished
his name was unfortunately sullied

7

inevitable

unavoidable
was was inevitable

8

capricious

unpredictable; fickle
the administration was capricious with snow days

9

volatile

unpredictable; mercurial
he had a volatile disposition

10

phlegmatic

calm; composed
they seemed phlegmatic after mass

11

alleviate

reduce; lessen
they could not stop the pain, only alleviate it

12

laud

praise highly
his obituary lauded his short, but productive life

13

coercion

it didn't take much coercion to hurt his feelings

14

pernicious

harmful; toxic
a pernicious myth

15

penultimate

second to last
the penultimate vocab warmup

16

coup de grâce

a final blow given to kill a wounded person
he administered the coup de grâce with one last bullet

17

zenith

top; the highest point
the sun had passed its zenith

18

apex

top; the highest point
he stood at the apex of the roof

19

summit

top; the highest point of a mountain
the summit of Mount Washington

20

pinnacle

top
the pinnacle of his life

21

nadir

bottom; the lowest point
the nadir of the house

22

perigee

bottom
the perigee of the mountain

23

germane

relevant
that is not germane to the conversation

24

apposite

pertinent; relevant
an apposite quotation

25

immaterial

unimportant

26

squabble

a noisy quarrel

27

acquiesce

to submit

28

diffuse

z

29

faux pas

z

30

gaffe

z

31

homogenous

z

32

dispassionate

z

33

wanton

z

34

dissolute

z

35

lascivious

z

36

chaste

z

37

noisome

z

38

deleterious

z

39

salubrious

z

40

diatribe

z

41

rectitude

z

42

irreproachable

z

43

dubious

questionable

44

voyeur

z

45

voyeurism

z

46

insufferable

z

47

culpable

guilty
everyone is culpable

48

inculpable

not guilty
the accused people turned out to be inculpable