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Flashcards in Vocab U14 Deck (20):
1

n) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action

alacrity

2

v) to relieve, make more bearable

alleviate

3

n) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

antithesis

4

v) to fill with dismay or horror

appall

5

adj) warlike in manner or temperment; quarrelsome

bellicose

6

v) to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue

disparage

7

adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds

dissonant

8

adj) amusingly odd

droll

9

n) an order issued by someone in authority

edict

10

v) to clarify, explain

elucidate

11

v) to praise

laud

12

v) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop

loll

13

adj) talkative, wordy; fond of talking

loquacious

14

adj) generous in forgiving, above small meanness

magnanimous

15

adj) required, obligatory

mandatory

16

adj) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified

nondescript

17

adj) slow moving, sluggish; unemotional

phlegmatic

18

v) to repeat, cancel

rescind

19

adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy

vivacious

20

v) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager

whet