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CP 12 Final Vocabulary. Fall 2012. Cogent Convincing, compelling Inexorable Relentless, unstoppable Milieu Environment or social surroundings Recidivism Relapsing into crime Assuage Calm or soothe; appease Dichotomy Division into two, especially a sharply defined one. Germane

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Cp 12 final vocabulary

CP 12 Final Vocabulary

Fall 2012


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Cogent

    • Convincing, compelling

  • Inexorable

    • Relentless, unstoppable

  • Milieu

    • Environment or social surroundings

  • Recidivism

    • Relapsing into crime

  • Assuage

    • Calm or soothe; appease

  • Dichotomy

    • Division into two, especially a sharply defined one


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Germane

    • Relevant

  • Insouciant

    • Carefree; unconcerned

  • Vitriolic

    • Caustic or hostile speech or criticism

  • Acrimonious

    • Bitter in manner or temper

  • Bromide

    • Compound used as a sedative; trite, boring remark

  • Emulate

    • Try to equal or excel; imitate


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Recalcitrant

    • Obstinately disobedient; objecting to restraint

  • Deleterious

    • Harmful

  • Gaffe

    • blunder; indiscreet remark or act

  • Nefarious

    • Wicked

  • Obfuscate

    • Obscure or confuse; stupefy; bewilder

  • Angst

    • A feeling of dread, anxiety, or fear


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Corporeal

    • Bodily; physical; material

  • Invidious

    • Likely to cause resentment

  • Paradigm

    • Example or pattern

  • Bucolic

    • Of shepherds; rustic, pastoral

  • Chutzpah

    • Brashness, audacity

  • Debacle

    • Utter defeat, collapse, or chaos


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Misanthrope

    • Person who hates or avoids human society

  • Abhor

    • Detest; regard with disgust

  • Coup

    • Violent or illegal seizure of power

  • Petulant

    • Peevishly impatient or irritable

  • Wanton

    • Licentious; capricious, arbitrary

  • Brouhaha

    • Commotion, sensation


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Copious

    • Abundant; productive

  • Esoteric

    • Intelligible only to those with special knowledge

  • Sedition

    • Conduct of speech inciting to rebellion

  • Ascetic

    • Severely abstinent; self-denying

  • Edict

    • Order proclaimed by authority

  • Pernicious

    • Very harmful or destructive; deadly


Cp 12 final vocabulary

  • Sycophant

    • Flatterer; toady

  • Ad lib

    • Improvised

  • Contumely

    • Insolent language or treatment; insult

  • Rapacious

    • Grasping; extortionate; predatory

  • Vacuous

    • Expressionless; absence of thought or intelligence; empty


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