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Flashcards in randomized Deck (51):
1

frugal

cheap, economical

2

boorish

crude, insensitive

3

enigmatic

mysterious, cryptic

4

lugubrious

sad

5

ebullient

very happy

6

exasperating

extremely annoying

7

weariness

fatigue

8

pejorative

merendahkan

9

placid

calm, tranquil (root: plac means placate, peace)

10

incensed

burning mad

11

to carp

to criticize little things

12

laud

to praise, like applaud

13

ponder

wonder

14

grouse

to complain, to grumble

15

resilience

ability to recover

16

lampoon

to ridicule (think lampu, lampoon)

17

reticent

shy, holding back

18

effrontery

shameless, boldness, audacity
you have effrontery when you ask your boss for a raise right after he or she chews you out for bungling a project and costing the company money

19

commensurate

equivalent to or proportionate

20

precipitate

overly quick, leaping before looking

21

loquacious

overly talkative

22

unequivocal

not equivocal, have only one meaning, clear

23

solecism

inconsistency, mistake

24

refute

to disprove or show to be false

25

prognosticate

to predict
pro- means before, gnos means knowledge, ate to make (make knowledge before)

26

divulge

to reveal

27

duplicity

deception (being two faced)
a traitor is noted for his or her duplicity

28

ferret out

to search dilligently (as a detective ferrets out clues to help his client)

29

scanty

barely sufficient

30

dearth of

lack of

31

vestigial

functionless (the tailbone of humans is a vestigial tail)

32

impartial

neutral, neither good or bad

33

abstemious

indulging very moderately in something, like food or drink

34

ascetic

characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.

35

anachronous

something out of proper time
like Robin Hood had a flashlight

36

avarice

desire to hoard wealth

37

assiduous

hardworking

38

austere

stern, unadorned

39

craven, pusillanimous

cowardly

40

artless

honest, natural

41

deferent

giving in out of respect for another (like deferential)

42

mealy-mouthed

insincere

43

diatribe

a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something

44

harangue

lengthy aggressive speech

45

diffidence

lack of confidence

46

equivocation

the use of intentionally vague language

47

indigent, mendicant

poor, destitute

48

mendacious

dishonest

49

misanthropic

antisocial

50

morose

sullen (bad tempered, sulky, bad mood)

51

quiescent

at rest