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Vocab 1

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Vocabulary Lesson 1
 

1. apocryphal –   Of dubious authenticity or origin
 
2. arcane –   Understood by only a few; mysterious
 
3. convene –  1.to summon or cause to assemble. 2. To gather or assemble; to meet formally. 

 
4. expedient - 1. useful for some purpose, convenient. 2. Concerned primarily or exclusively with serving one’s own interests.
                              n. A means employed to bring about a certain result.
 
5. exude –  1.To flow out slowly, to ooze or emit. 2.To give forth; to exhibit in abundance.
 

6. gesticulate – v. To motion energetically with the body or limbs. n. gesticulation

 

7. imperturbable – adj. Calm and assured.

 

8. increment – n. An increase, addition or gain, often by regular, consecutive amounts.

          adj. incremental

 

9. levity – n. Excessive frivolity; a lack of seriousness; joking.

 

10.  mortify – v. To embarrass or humiliate.
 
11.  periphery – n. The area around the edges; the outermost part.
         adj. peripheral
 
12.  raconteur – n. One who tells stories with skill and wit.
 
13.  reiterate – v. To say or do over again; to repeat.
 
14.  subterfuge – n. A deceptive scheme or strategy.
 
15.  vacillate – v. 1. To move back and forth from lack of balance; waver. 2. To alternate indecisively between opinions or courses of action.

 

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