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Flashcards in Vocab 11 Deck (15):
1

diffident

modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.

2

ennui

a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

3

inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret.

4

prognosticate

foretell or prophesy (an event in the future).

5

schism

a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.

6

sedition

conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

7

wizen(ed)

shriveled or wrinkled with age.

8

austere

severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.

9

corpulent

fat

10

derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule.

11

jocund

cheerful and lighthearted.

12

manifest

display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.

13

ostentatious

characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.

14

sanguine

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.

15

strident

loud and harsh; grating.