Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vocab list #3

Accolade: an award or privilege as a special honor or an acknowledgement of merit
Acerbity: a sharp bitterness
Attrition: the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something
Bromide: a commonplace remark or notion
Chauvinist: showing or relation to such excessive or prejudice support or loyalty
Chronic: persisting for a long time or recurring
Expound: to present and explain systematically and in detail
Factionalism: the splitting of a group into factions
Immaculate: free of flaws or mistakes
Imprecation: a spoken curse
Ineluctable: unable to be resisted or avoided
Mercurial: subject to sudden or unpredictable changes
Palliate: to make less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause
Protocol: the established code of procedure or behavior in any group
Resplendent: attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous
Stigmatize: to describe as worthy of disgrace or great disapproval
Sub rosa: happening or done in secret
Vainglory: inordinate pride in oneself or one’s achievements
Vestige: a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Volition: the faculty or power of using one’s will

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