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Vocabulary. Week of March 5 Study for Quiz. Renounce. give up claim: to give up formally a claim, title, position, or right reject belief: to reject or disavow a belief or theory stop doing something: to give up a habit, pursuit, or practice. Truculent. fierce; cruel; savagely brutal

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Week of March 5

Study for Quiz


Renounce

Renounce

  • give up claim: to give up formally a claim, title, position, or right

  • reject belief: to reject or disavow a belief or theory

  • stop doing something: to give up a habit, pursuit, or practice


Truculent

Truculent

  • fierce; cruel; savagely brutal

  • brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work

  • aggressively hostile; belligerent


Nefarious

Nefarious

  • evil: utterly immoral or wicked


Complacency

Complacency

  • A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.


Vehemence

Vehemence

  • Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction

  • fervid: a vehement denial


Innocuous

Innocuous

  • unlikely to offend: not intended to cause offense or provoke a strong reaction and unlikely to do so

  • harmless: harmless in effect


Obsequious

Obsequious

  • submissive: excessively eager to please or obey

  • fawning

  • annoying teacher’s pet


Malevolence

Malevolence

  • ill will ; malice; hatred


Alacrity

Alacrity

  • eager readiness


Canonical

Canonical

  • relating to, or forming a canon – what a lousy definition

  • conforming to a general rule or acceptable procedure : orthodox

  • of or relating to a clergyman


Berate

Berate

  • scold: to scold somebody vigorously and at length


Incontrovertible

Incontrovertible

  • certain, undeniable, and not open to question


Polarize

Polarize

  • cause division of opinion: to make the differences between groups or ideas ever more clear-cut and extreme, hardening the opposition between them, or become ever more clear-cut and extreme in this way


Axioms

Axioms

  • a self-evident truth that requires no proof

  • a universally accepted principle or rule

  • a proposition that is assumed without proof


Unbridled

Unbridled

  • freely and openly expressed


Predicated

Predicated

  • to proclaim; declare; affirm; assert


Opaque

Opaque

  • not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light


Circuitous

Circuitous

  • lengthy because very indirect


Affable

Affable

  • easygoing: good-natured, friendly, and easy to talk to


Ardent

Ardent

  • having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling

  • Passionate

  • fervent: an ardent vow; ardent love


Vaunted

Vaunted

  • boasted about or praised in an ostentatious way


Beguiled

Beguiled

  • charm somebody: to win and hold somebody's attention, interest, or devotion

  • deceive somebody: to mislead or deceive somebody

  • cheat somebody: to rob somebody of something, or cheat somebody out of something


Enervated

Enervated

  • weakened or exhausted physically, mentally, or morally


Castigated

Castigated

  • to criticize or reprimand severely

  • to punish in order to correct


Exonerated

Exonerated

  • to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame


Filial

Filial

  • of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter: filialobedience

  • noting or having the relation of a child to a parent


Tacit

Tacit

  • implied but not expressed: understood or implied without being stated openly


Prescient

Prescient

  • knowing in advance: having or showing knowledge of actions or events before they take place


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