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					                          VOCABULARY LISTS 7 - 9
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                                                        List 9
 1. abhor - to hate, loathe, detest
 2. abstraction - a deduction, an idea separate         31. narcissistic - self-centered, egoistic, self-
                  from specific objects                                    adulatory
 3. acme - top, highest point of perfection, zenith,    32. odious - hateful, disgusting, offensive,
            summit                                                    repugnant
 4. affluence - riches, abundance, opulence,            33. palpitate - to beat quickly , pound, throb
                 wealth                                 34. paraphrase - restatement; to restate
 5. amnesty - a general pardon, a grant of              35. pedant - one who parades his learning; a
                immunity                                            formalist in teaching; a trivial person
 6. assuage - to lessen the pain or distress, pacify,   36. peroration - conclusion, summary,
               to mitigate, to calm                                       recapitulation
 7. bilious - sour, bad-tempered, cross, bitter         37. platonic - idealistic, spiritual, unsensual
 8. blase - bored, uninterested, satiated,              38. pragmatic - practical, businesslike, factual
            sophisticated                               39. promiscuous - loose, sexually uncontrolled,
 9. captious - critical, quick to find fault                                casual, indiscriminate
10. circumspect - cautious, unobjectionable,            40. recalcitrant - resisting authority,
                     careful                                               uncooperative
11. contraband - smuggled goods, prohibited             41. restive - nervous, uneasy, restless, fidgety,
                    goods, booty, loot                                contrary, balky
12. countenance - face, expression, features,           42. sardonic - very sarcastic, biting, ironic
                      visage                            43. sensuous - physical, sensory
13. deleterious - harmful, injurious, pernicious        44. stolid - not easily excited, unemotional,
14. despot - bully, dictator, tyrant                                impassive
15. dissident - disagreeing, dissenting                 45. sybarite - a lover of luxury, voluptuary,
                                                                       sensualist
List 8                                                  46. tirade - antagonistic speech, outburst,
                                                                     denunciation
16. effrontery - nerve, shameless boldness,             47. vagary - a whim, quirk, capriciousness
                 temerity, presumption                  48. venal - corrupt, purchasable, mercenary
17. erudite - well read, scholarly, knowledgeable,      49. vicarious - second-hand, substitute,
              learned                                                   empathetic
18. expatiate - to expand, enlarge, amplify             50. vitiated - weakened, spoiled, made faulty,
19. felicitous - fitting, apt, appropriate; pleasant,                  debased, “wasted”
                delightful
20. garrulous - pointlessly or annoyingly
          talkative, chattery, tediously loquacious
21. gesticulate - making motions, gestures
22. hue - shade, tint, color
23. impasse - standstill, deadlock, roadblock,
               an insoluble difficulty
24. ineluctable - certain, unavoidable, inevitable
25. intransigent - stubborn, uncompromising,
                    irreconcilable
26. ken - knowing, field of knowledge,
          cognizance, comprehension
27. lucid - clear, exact, enlightening; sane;
            comprehensible; translucent
28. malinger - to shirk work, evade duty, to feign
                incapacity, to loaf
29. mnemonic - memory-improvement
30. myriad - crowds of, very numerous,
   innumerable, multitudinous

				
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