Vocab 121-150

 

Vocab. 121-150

121. equanimity (n.) - calmness; composure

122. dastardly (adj.) - cowardly; pusillanimous

123. amalgamate (v.) - to combine

124. palpable (adj.) - concrete; real; touchable; tangible

125. censure (v., n.) - to condemn; to criticize harshly; (n.) condemnation; remonstrate (v.); remonstration (n.)

126. temporize (v.) - to procrastinate; to delay

127. hidebound (adj.) - Narrow-minded; intolerable; dogmatic

128. bibulous (adj.) - fond of drink; alcoholic

129. obstreperous (adj.) - Rowdy; unruly; boisterous

130. sundry (adj.) - varied; assorted; many

131. circuitous (adj.) - rambling; indirect; roundabout

132. garish (adj.) - gaudy; flashy

133. clamorous (adj.) - noisy; cacophonous

134. compunction (n.) - remorse; regret

135. erudite (adj.) - learned; scholarly

136. indigent (adj.) - very poor; destitute

137. nebulous (adj.) - cloudy; unclear

138. refractory (adj.) - mulish; stubborn

139. coquette (n.) - a flirt; coquettish (adj.): flirtatious

140. castigate (v.) - to criticize severely

141. desultory (adj.) - wandering; unfocused; off-the-subject

142. lugubrious (adj.) - mournful; gloomy; very sad; saturnine

143. malingerer (n.) - one who feigns an illness (pretends to be sick)

144. copious (adj.) - plentiful; ample; replete

145. profusion (n.) - Overabundance; plethora; surfeit; plentitude; Plethora = good OR bad; Surfeit = good

146. bowdlerize (v.) - To purge; to censor; to remove bad or offensive parts

147. rapacity (n.) - inordinate greed; cupidity: greed for money

148. obfuscate (v.) - to darken or confuse; to obscure

149. cozen (v.) - to trick; to cheat

150. sere (adj.) - withered; dried-up; arid