Vocab #171-200

Vocab #171-200

171. deference (n.) - courtesy; respect

172. avuncular (adj.) - Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle; friendly; helpful

173. aesthetic (adj.) - pertaining to beauty; artful or beautiful

174. blithe (adj.) - cheerful; jolly; joyful; jocund

175. antipathy (n.) - a strong dislike; hatred

176. onus (n.) - burden; responsibility

177. pungent (adj.) - sharp or strong in smell or taste; acrid

178. buffoon (n.) - clown; buffoonery: foolishness; silliness

179. denizen (n.) - inhabitant; resident

180. truncate (v.) - to shorten; to lop; to trim

181. insouciant (adj.) - carefree; happy-go-lucky

182. panache (n.) - a confident or stylish manner; dash

183. chicanery (n.) - trickery; deception; sophistry (SOF uh stree)

184. euphonious (adj.) - pleasing in sound; harmonious; mellifluous

185. cacophonous (adj.) - discordant; noisy; harsh-sounding; clamorous

186. gauche (adj.) - socially awkward; socially clumsy

187. cogent (adj.) - convincing; to the point; conclusive

188. indubitable (adj.) - undeniable; unquestionable; incontrovertible

189. gadfly (n.) - a pest; someone who is bothersome

190. pernicious (adj.) - harmful; deadly; (obsolete – evil; wicked)

191. impious (adj.) - sinful; unethical; irreligious

192. jocund (adj.) - jolly; light-hearted; joyful; blithe; jovial

193. lucid (adj.) - clear; easily understood; limpid

194. hirsute (adj.) - hairy

195. tepid (adj.) - lukewarm; mild; half-hearted

196. curmudgeon (n.) - a grouch; a crank; a churl

197. florid (adj.) - ornate; flowery; red; ruddy

198. eleemosynary (adj.) - charitable; beneficent

199. disparate (adj.) - divergent; entirely dissimilar

200. excoriate (v.) - to denounce; to criticize severely; to drub