Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vocab List #4

Apostate: A person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle
Effusive: Expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approbal in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
Impasse: A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement
Euphoria: A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness
Lugubrious: Looking or sounding sad and dismal
Bravado: A bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate
Consensus: General agreement
Dichotomy: A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
Constrict: Make narrower by encircling pressure
Gothic: Of or relation to the Goths or their East Germanic languagePunctilio: A fine or petty point of conduct or procedure
Metamorphosis: A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by nature or supernatural means
Raconteur: A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way
Sine qua non: A thing that is absolutely necessary
Quixotic: Exceedingly idealistic
Vendetta: A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone
Non sequitur: A conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement
Mystique: A fascination aura of mystery, awe, and power surrounding someone or something
Quagmire: An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation
Parlous: Full of danger or uncertainty

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