Monday, September 9, 2013

Vocab #4

1. accolade - Any award, honor, or laudatory notice.

2. acerbity - Sourness, with roughness or astringency taste.

3. attrition - A wearing down of weakening of resistance; a reduction or decrease in numbers.

4. bromide - A person who is platitudinous or boring.  

5. chauvinist - A person who is aggressively blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory. 

6. chronic - Constant; continuing a long time or recurring frequently.

7. expound - To set forth or state on detail.

8. factionalism - Of a faction or factions; self-interested, partisan.

9. immaculate - Free from moral blemish or impurity; undefiled.

10. imprecation - The act of impacting, cursing.

11. ineluctable - Impalpable of being evaded; inescapable.

12. mercurial - Changeable' volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic.    

13. palliate - To relieve or lesson without curing ; mitigate; alleviate.

14. protocol - The customs of regulations dealing with diplomatic, formality, precedence, and etiquette.  

15. resplendent - To shine brightly.

16. stigmatize - To set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon. 

17. sub rosa - Confidentially; secretly; privately.  

19. vainglory - Excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements; specialties; etc

20. vestige - To mark, trace, visible evidence or remainder or some condition, practice; etc.

21.volition - The act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing.

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