100 Vocab

Abstain
to refrain, to hold back
Ambiguous
having two or more possible meanings unclear
Amiable
likable, aggreeable
Amicable
likeable, agreeable
Clandestine
secret, serreptious
Demure
modest, or shy
Emulate
to immitate or copy
Maturation
the process of becoming fully grown or developed
Meticulous
very careful with details
Therapeutic
curing or helping to cure
Absolve
to free from guilt
Anarchy
absence of law and order
Bourgeois
middle class or reflecting middle-class values
Conundrum
a riddle, puzzle
Critique
a critical evaluation or to give a critical evaluation
Diligent
working hard and steadily
Emend
correct or improve
Exemplary
worthy to serve as a model
Fallacy
an error in fact or logic
Transmute
to change in form or substance
Adaptable
able to be changed to be suitable for a new purpose
Astute
observant and attentive, intelligent
Collaborate
to work together
Competent
having the skill needed for a particular task
Mediocrity
the state of being middling or poor in quality
Perceptive
quick to notice
Reputable
having a good reputation
Scrupulous
acting with extreme care
Transient
Staying only a short time
Utilitarian
purely of practical benefit
Dawdle
to procrastinate, waste time
Embezzle
to steal funds or assets
Fugitive
someone trying to escape
Lethargic
lacking energy
Malinger
to pretend incapacity or illness to avoid a duty or work
Sycophant
flatterer
Truant
absent w.out permission
Unkempt
messy or untidy
Novice
beginner
Volatile
quickly changing; fleeting; prone to violence
Hackneyed
w.out originality, trite
Incorrigible
impossible to manage or reform
Malediction
curse
Ostentatious
overly showy
Pariah
outcast
Pugnacious
combative, ready to fight
Querulous
complaining, whining
Tedium
boredum
Treacherous
untrustworthy or disloyal
Trite
lacking in freshness or excessive repetition
Abbreviate
to make briefer or shorten
Abridge
to shorten, to reduce
Alacrity
promptness, speed
Belated
delayed past the proper time
Bereft
lacking or deprived of something
Curtail
to shorten
Discredit
to cause disbelief in the accuracy of some statement or the reliability of a person
Divulge
to reveal
Frivolity
lack of seriousness
Superficial
on the surface only
Camaraderie
a spirit of friendship
Cohesive
sticking together, unified
Confidant
someone entrusted with another’s secret
Discreet
showing good judgement in speech and behavior
Fraternize
to associate w. friendly terms
Nurture
to nourish or help grow
Ostracize
to exclude from a group
Polarize
to separate into opposing groups or forces
Reconcile
to make consistent or harmonious
Unstinting
giving freely and generously
Carping
unfairly or excessively critical
Cloying
overly sweet or sentimental
Connubial
related to marriage
Enervate
to reduce the energy or strength of someone or something
Nadir
lowest point
Interlocutor
someone taking part in a dialogue or convo.
Obdurate
unwilling to change; stubborn and inflexible
Penurious
extremely frugal
Raconteur
a skilled storyteller
Shibboleth
pet phrase
Acrimonious
biting, harsh, caustic
Audacious
bold, daring, adventurous
Circumlocution
speaking in a roundabout way
Conformity
aggreement w. or adherence to customs or rules
Criterion
a standard of measurement or judgement
Destitute
very poor
Ingenious
showing cleverness and originality
Prolific
producing many offspring or creations
Rationale
an underlying reason
Spurious
false, fake
Aesthetic
related to the art of beauty
Euphoric
a feeling of extreme happiness
Exuberance
a state of wild joy and enthusiasm
Frenetic
chaotic, frantic
Gullible
easily fooled
Idolatry
the worship of a person, thing or institution as a good
Inarticulate
unable to speak or express oneself clearly and understandably
Narcissistic
showing excessive love for oneself
Pretentious
claiming excessive value or importance
Reprehensible
deserving criticism or censure