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WT Kaz English Vocab

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Acquisitive strongly desirous of acquiring and possessing (adj.)
Arrogate to claim or seize without justification (n.)
Banal lacking originality, freshness, or novelty (adj.)
Belabor to attack verbally (v.)
Carping marked by or inclined to often querulous or perverse criticism (adj.) (v.)
Coherent logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated (adj.)
Emulate to strive to equal or excel (v.)
Encomium glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise (n.)
Eschew to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds (v.)
Germane being at once relevant and appropriate (adj.)
Invidious tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy (adj.)
Largesse liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior (n.)
Reconnaissance military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features (n.)
Substantiate to give substance or form to (v.)
Taciturn reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. (adj.)
Temporize to act to suit the time or occasion: yield to current or dominant opinion (v.)
Tenable capable of being held, maintained, or defended (adj.)
Accost to approach and speak to often in a challenging or aggressive way (v.)
Celerity rapidity of motion or action (n.)
Halcyon denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful (adj.)
Amenity any feature that provides comfort convenience or pleasure (n.)
Aperture an opening, hole, or gap (n.)
Dissidence protest against official policy; dissent (n.)
Epicurean a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, esp. that derived from fine food and drink. (n.) fond of or adapted to luxury indulgences or sensual pleasure (adj.)
Improvident not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless (adj.)
Iniquity immoral behavior (n.)
Inviolable never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored (adj.)
Mutable liable to change (adj.)
Nascent just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential (adj.)
Obeisance a bodily action that displays respect or respect and honor (n.)
Panegyric a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something (n.)
Pillory a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse. (n.) to ridicule publicly (v.)
Pittance a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage. (n.)
Presage (of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen (v.) a sign or warning that something, typically something bad, will happen; an omen or portent (n.)
Progeny a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring (n.)
Promulgate promote or make widely known (an idea or cause) (v.)
Rectitude morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness (n.)
Restive unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, esp. because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom. (adj.)
Seraphic characteristic of or resembling an angelic being (adj.)
Subsist to maintain or support oneself, esp. at a minimal level (v.)
beatific blissfully happy (adj.)
behemoth a huge or monstrous creature (n.)
blandishment a flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something (n.)
cacophonous a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds (adj.)
chicanery the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose (n.)
consign deliver (something) to a person's custody, typically in order for it to be sold (v.)
coup a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government (n.)
febrile nervous excitement (adj.)
gainsay deny or contradict (v.)
imminent about to happen (adj.)
innate inborn; natural (adj.)
loath reluctant; unwilling (adj.)
manifest clear or obvious to the eye or mind (adj.) display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate (v.)
minutiae the small, precise, or trivial details of something (n.)
moratorium a temporary prohibition of an activity (n.)
nostrum a medicine, esp. one that is not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person (n.)
pariah an outcast (n.)
zealot a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals (n.)
wizened shriveled or wrinkled with age (adj.)
inchoate just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary (adj.)
euphonious having a pleasant sound