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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vocab Fall List #2

Vocabulary Fall List #2 Definitions
accoutrements - personal clothing, accessories, etc.
apogee- the highest or most distant point; climax.
apropos- fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
bicker- to engage in petulant or peevish argument; wrangle.
coalesce- to blend or come together.
contretemps- an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance.
convolution- a rolled up or coiled condition.
cull- to choose; select; pick.
disparate- distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar.
dogmatic- of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas; doctrinal.
licentious- unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.
mete- to distribute or apportion by measure.
noxious- harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being.
polemic- a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine.
populous- full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated.
probity- integrity and uprightness; honesty.
repartee- a quick, witty reply.
supervene- to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous.
truncate- to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short.
unimpeachable- above suspicion; impossible to discredit; impeccable.