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Trimester 2 English Vocabulary

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Adumbrate report or represent in outline (v.)
Apotheosis the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax (n.)
Ascetic characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons (adj.)
Bauble a small, showy trinket or decoration (n.)
Beguile charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way (v.)
Burgeon begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish (v.)
Complement a thing that completes or brings to perfection (n.)
Contumacious stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority (adj.)
Curmudgeon a bad-tempered or surly person (n.)
Didactic intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive (adj.)
Disingenuous not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does (adj.)
Exculpate show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing (v.)
Faux Pas an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation (n.)
Fulminate express passionate protest or to explode (v.)
Fustian a pretentious speech (n.)
Hauteur haughtiness of manner; disdainful pride (n.)
Inhibit hinder, restrain, or prevent (v.)
Jeremiad a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes (n.)
Opportunist a person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans (n.)
Unconscionable not right or reasonable (adj.)