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A Level Vocabulary

A Level Vocabulary

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  • sycophant - a person who acts obsequiously towards someone to gain advantage
  • prolix - (speech, writing) using too many words
  • laconic - (speech, writing) using very few words
  • wanton - (of violence) deliberate & unprovoked
  • ineluctable - unable to be resisted or avoided
  • incipient - beginning to happen or develop
  • bereft - deprived of or lacking (something)
  • bereft - (of a person) sad and lonely, especially through someone's death or departure
  • trope - a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
  • dogmatic - inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true
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  • inveterate - having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is established & unlikely to change
  • disconcerted - unsettle or throw into confusion by something unexpected
  • discombobulated - bewildered & disorientated
  • augur - to be a sign of especially good or bad things in the future
  • duplicitous - deceitful as in double-dealing
  • misogyny - dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women
  • avarice- extreme greed for wealth or material gain
  • erudite - having or showing great knowledge or learning
  • congenital - having a particular trait from birth
  • incorrigible - (of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed
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  • gratuitous-not called for or just for the sake of it
  • churlish - rude in a mean-spirited and surly way
  • innate - (of an ability) born with it, not learned
  • villify - speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner
  • perfunctory - done without real interest or effort
  • prevaricate - speak or act in an evasive way
  • obsequious - attentive to an excessive degree
  • eponymous - named after a particular person or group
  • hypothetical - existing as an idea or concept, based on possible ideas rather than actual ones
  • gist - the general meaning of text or speech
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  • disingenuous - not candid or sincere, typically pretending one knows less than one really does
  • equivocation - the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth
  • innocuous - not harmful or offensive
  • pejorative - expressing contempt or disapproval
  • hedonism - the pursuit of great pleasure
  • prescient - having or showing knowledge of events before they take place
  • vicarious - experienced through the feelings or actions of another person
  • placate - make (someone) less angry or hostile
  • appease - pacify by giving in to demands
  • pyrrhic - (of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor
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  • implacable - unable to be appeased or placated
  • kibosh - put an end to usually decisively
  • affinity - a strong connection between people or things
  • sciolism - expressing opinions on something of which one has little real understanding
  • hiatus - a pause or break
  • sanguine - positive especially in difficult times
  • prosaic - ordinary, dull, unimaginative
  • visceral - of inner feelings rather not intellect
  • ubiquitous - present or found everywhere
  • hyperbole - exaggerated often to make a point

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