Class vocabulary

evanescent
fleeting, momentary, short lived
negligible
of little importance, not noticeable
capitulate
to give up, to surrender
incessant
without end, persistent
utopia
an ideal place, paradise
lethargy
laziness, tiredness
fluctuate
to change, ebb and flow
capricious
variable, unpredictable, changeable
venerate
to revere, to honor
enigma
a puzzle, a mystery
pompous
conceited, arrogant
zenith
highest point, summit
clandestine
secret, conspicuous
fortuitous
accidental, by chance
propensity
preference, predisposition
sporadic
intermittent, infrequent
pragmatic
practical, sensible
sycophant
one who flatters
efface
to wipe out, to destroy
spurious
fake, false
benevolent
showing compassion
acquiesce
to comply, to give in
partisan
biased, showing favoritism
candid
open, honest, frank
parochial
narrow-minded, provincial
rhetoric
speech; speech that is embellished
taciturn
silent, introverted
irrefutable
undeniable, having no argument against
cajole
coax, wheedle, nag
iconoclast
one who challenges the norm
disseminate
to spread, distribute, scatter
aloof
unfriendly, cold, antisocial, snooty
placate
soothe, satisfy, calm
fallacy
false, untruth
magnanimous
generous, noble
expedite
accelerate, speed up, hurry
salubrious
healthy, wholesome
innate
acquired naturally, inherent
elucidate
explain, clarify
dulcet
melodious, pleasing to the ear
augment
increase, enhance, expand
paltry
scarce, slight, of small amount
judicious
shrewd, prudent, wise
perfunctory
lacking enthusiasm, dutiful, little interest
winsome
appealing, endearing, engaging
homogeneous
alike, same, similar
omnivorous
a diet of both plants and animals
latent
concealed, hidden
quixotic
idealistic, utopian, unrealistic
stagnant
stale, motionless
tangible
real, concrete, solid, touchable
morose
sad, glum, depressed, blue
arduous
difficult, laborious, grueling
astute
perceptive, shrewd, clever, knowing, sharp, saavy
charlatan
fake, bogus, phony
superficial
shallow, external
nonchalant
casual, unconcerned, unexcited
burgeon
to grow, increase, accelerate
catharsis
emotional release, release from tension
nullify
negate, abolish, cancel, repeal

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