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Flashcards in Vocab 8 Deck (15):
1

indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy.

2

lugubrious

looking or sounding sad and dismal.

3

ribald

referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way.

4

adulation

obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.

5

censure

express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.

6

dissemble

to conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.

7

dissimulation

concealment of one's thoughts, feelings, or character; pretense.

8

droll

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.

9

expectorate

cough or spit out phlegm from the throat or lungs.

10

palpate

examine (a part of the body) by touch, especially for medical purposes.

11

peremptory

(especially of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.

12

pusillanimous

showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.

13

surfeit

an excessive amount of something.

14

allay

diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).

15

capacious

having a lot of space inside; roomy.