Word Smart Definitions Flashcards

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Perfidy
treachery
authentic
real
Economical
Frugal; thrifty
Novel
new; original
Pedestrian
unimaginative; banal
cryptic
mysterious; mystifying
Vindictive
seeking revenge
Homily
A sermon
Incursion
A hostile invasion
Propriety
Properness; good manners
Root: ple
to fill
Tentative
experimental; temporary; uncertain
laudable
worthy of praise
spurious
doubtful; bogus; false
Foible
A minor character flaw
Acrimonious
Of spite; bitter; nasty
Contiguous
side by side; adjoining
consummate
perfect; complete; supremely skillful
Vapid
Without liveliness; dull; spiritless
Indulgent
Lenient; yielding to desire
Fabrication
A lie, something made up
Reprobate
a wicked, sinful, depraved person
Nuance
a subtle difference or distinction
abstract
theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)
malleable
easy to shape or bend
reprehensible
worthy of blame or censure
inert
inactive; sluggish; not reacting chemically
Flaunt
To show off; to display ostentatiously
Mollify
to soften; to soothe; to pacify
Preclude
to prevent something from ever happening
corollary
something that follows; a natural consequence
Uniform
consitent; unchanging; the same for everyone
profound
deep; insightful (the opposite of superficial)
stanza
a section of a poem; verse
Extrapolate
To project or deduce from something known, to infer
Taut
tightly drawn, as a rope; emotionally tense
Obfuscate
to darken; to confuse; to make ocnfusing
Foster
to promote the growth or development of
Egocentric
Selfish, believing that one is the center of everything
distend
to swell; to extend a great deal
nostalgia
a sentimental longing for the past; homesickness
Expedite
To speed up or ease the progress of
Address
To speak to; to direct one's attention to
root - di/dia
apart, through - dialogue, diagnose, diameter
root - im/in
not, without - inactive, indifferent, innocuous, indolence, impartial, indigent
augment
to add to; to increase; to make bigger
Root - Join/junct
To meet, to join - junction, joint
coalesce
to come together as one; to fuse; to unite
root - prehend/prise
to take, to get, to seize - surprise, comprehend, enterprise, reprehensible, comprise, apprehend
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