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Vocab Unit 12. Aesthetic ( adj ; n). pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty. Defunct ( adj ). no longer in existence or functioning, dead. Discomfit (v). to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass. Espouse (v).

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aesthetic adj n
Aesthetic (adj; n)
  • pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
defunct adj
Defunct (adj)
  • no longer in existence or functioning, dead
discomfit v
Discomfit (v)
  • to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
espouse v
Espouse (v)
  • to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
fetish n
Fetish (n)
  • an object believed to

have magical

powers; an object

of unreasonable

devotion or


gregarious adj
Gregarious (adj)
  • Living together in a herd or a group; sociable, seeking company of others
hapless adj
Hapless (adj)
  • marked by a persistent absence of good luck
impeccable adj
Impeccable (adj)
  • Faultless, beyond criticism or blame
importune v
Importune (v)
  • to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
interpolate v
Interpolate (v)
  • to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
irreparable adj
Irreparable (adj)
  • incapable of being repaired or rectified
laconic adj
Laconic (adj)
  • Concise,usingfew words
languish v
Languish (v)
  • to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
mendacious adj
Mendacious (adj)
  • given to lying or deception; untrue
nadir n
Nadir (n)
  • the lowest point
omnipresent adj
Omnipresent (adj)
  • present in all places at all times
perfunctory adj
Perfunctory (adj)
  • done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive adj
Plaintive (adj)
  • Expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
requite v
Requite (v)
  • to make suitable repayment, as for kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong, to reciprocate

“unrequited love” – love that is not returned or reciprocated.

tantamount adj
Tantamount (adj)
  • equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect