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Flashcards in Scavenge 1 Deck (44):
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effervescent (adj.)

Lively, bubbling

2

chagrin (n.)

Vexation, disappointment

3

rectitude (n.)

correctness (moral and literal)

4

bluster (adj.)

loud, swaggering

5

insolent (adj.)

boldly rude or disrespectful

6

cloying (adj.)

Causing disgust through excess

7

abnegate (v.)

To relinquish, give up

8

dissolute (adj.)

indifferent to moral restraints

9

temerity (n.)

reckless boldness

10

diminution (n.)

act/process of diminishing

11

disavowal (n.)

disowning, repudiation

12

japery (n.)

a joke

13

indignance (n.)

displeasure at injustice

14

callow (adj.)

immature, inexperienced

15

myopic (adj.)

shortsighted

16

peccadillo (n.)

a minor offense

17

pell-mell (adj.)

hasty and disorderly (helter skelter)

18

ersatz (adj.)

serving as a substitute

19

taciturn (adj.)

reserved in speech

20

imperious (adj.)

domineering, dictatorial

21

ignominious (adj.)

defaming, humiliating

22

rebuff (n./v.)

a blunt/abrupt rejection

23

spurn (v.)

to reject with disdain

24

slipshod (adj.)

careless, untidy

25

emblazon (v.)

To depict, decorate (from heraldry)

26

extoll (v.)

to praise highly

27

indemnify (v.)

to compensate for damage or loss

28

ribald (adj.)

vulgar or indecent in speech

29

seminal (adj.)

pertaining to seed

30

diluvial (adj.)

pertainig to flood or deluge

31

trifling (adj.)

trivial

32

accession (n.)

act of coming into posession of something

33

behest (n.)

a command or request

34

nettlesome (adj.)

causing vexation

35

supercilious (adj.)

disdainful, contemptuous

36

maladroit (adj.)

inept

37

aloof (adj.)

at a distance, esp in feeling or interest

38

fathomless (adj.)

bottomless

39

effulgent (adj.)

radiant

40

unctuous (adj.)

affectedly moralistic and smug

41

staid (adj.)

fixed, settled

42

testy (adj.)

impatient, touchy

43

declaim (v.)

to make a formal speech, or inveigh

44

hoary (adj.)

gray/white with age