Vocabulary Unit 3

atypical

not typical or unusual

benevolent

tending to do good; characterized by doing goodwill

choleric

easily angered, hot tempered

colloquial

having to do with ordinary conversation, familiar, informal

debunk

to expose something as false

hapless

without luck

illustrious

notable or highly distinguished; glorious

infallible

incapable of error; not likely to mislead or disappoint; trustworthy, certain

jaunty

lively in manner and appearance

lampoon

a satire, usually directed at an individual

languid

lacking energy or spirit; drooping from fatigue

malevolent

characterized by ill will or hatred

misnomer

wrong or inappropriate name

stagnant

not flowing or moving, stale, not developing

wary

cautious, watchful, on guard