Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vocab #6

ABASE: to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, repuatation, or estimation; humble; degrade.
ABDICATE: to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner.
ABOMINATION: anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred.
BRUSQUE: abrupt in manner; blunt; rough.
SABOTEUR: a person who commits or practices sabotage (any undermining of a cause).
DEBAUCHERY: excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
PROLIFERATE: to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation.
ANACHRONISM: something or someone that's not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.
NOMENCLATURE: a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or community, etc..
EXPURGATE: to amend by removing words, passages, etc.., deemed offensive or objectionable.
BELLICOSE: inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
GAUCHE: lacking social grace. sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless.
RAPACIOUS: given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed.
PARADOX: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
CONUNDRUM: a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words, as what is black & white & red all over? A newspaper.
ANOMALY: a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
EPHEMERAL: lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
RANCOROUS: full of or showing rancor (bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice).
CHURLISH: like a churl; boorish; rude.
PRECIPITOUS: of the nature of or characterized by precipices (a cliff with a vertical. nearly vertical, or overhanging face).

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