final vocab guide

insipid

without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland

coerce

to compel by force, intimidation, or authority

temerity

reckless boldness; rashness.

credence

belief as to the truth of something

diettante

a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.

officious

objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice

motley

exhibiting great diversity of elements

castigate

to criticize or reprimand severely.

ignominy

disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.

demure

characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved

erudite

characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly:

intrepid

resolutely fearless; dauntless:

avarice

insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.

copious

large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful:

irascible

easily provoked to anger; very irritable

duplicity

deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing.

gamut

the entire scale or range:

abate

to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish:

appease

to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:

jingoism

the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

strident

making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking:

clement

mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate:

ostensible

outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended:

rancor

bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.