Ch 13 Vocab

Abet

to encourage, assist, aid, support.

aver

to affirm, declare confidently

blatent

noisy in a coarse, offensive way, egregious

broach

to bring up or begin to talk about, to announce, introduce

buttress

to support, prop up, strengthen

Carousal

noisy revelry or merrymaking, binge

Collate

to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities...;Sort out

connoisseur

an expert

Disconsolate

deeply unhappy or dejected

encumber

to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt..)

foment

to promote trouble or rebellion

grisly

frightful, horrible, ghastly

Herculean

Characterized by great strength.

impassive

showing no feeling or emotion

inauspicious

unfavorable, unlucky

incontrovertible

unquestionable, beyond dispute

nonplussed

puzzled, not knowing what to do.

opportune

suitable or convenient for a particular purpose, timely

prolific

abundantly productive, fruitful

rejoinder

answer, response, retort