Vocab G9

acclamation
a shout of welcome
bucolic
rural, rustic
calumniate
to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
chary
extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow; reserved, diffident
collusion
secret agreement or cooperation
dilettante
a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; adj) superficial
imperturbable
not easily excited; emotionally steady
increment
an enlargement, increase, addition
mandate
a command; to issue a command
paltry
trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
paroxysm
a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
pedantry
a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
peregrination
the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
redolent
fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
refulgent
shining, radiant, resplendent
shibboleth
a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
tryo
neophyte, newbie
unremitting
not stopping; relentless
vacillate
to swing indecisively from one idea of course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
vituperative
harshly abusive, severely scolding