Vocabulary Insidious
1. Insidious
    • (adj) intended to deceive or trap; sly, treacherous
      • When I saw the camp renowned insidious prankster slipping out of bed at 2 in the morning, I knew something was up.
2. Bequeath
    • (v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
      • When my Grandpa died, he bequeathed to me something he found when he was treasure hunting on a plateau in Mexico.
3. Quintessence
    • (n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
      • Many people have a hero that they belive is the quintessence of everything great.
4. Supercilious
    • (adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
      • When people have accomplished something great they keep quiet, while others put on a supercilious attitude.
5. Officious
    • (adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
      • The officious man at checkpoint security took things a little bit too seriously for the occasion.
6. Venal
    • (adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
      • When there are venal court representative, you never know if the outcome was just.
7. Vociferous
    • (adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attension
      • On a trip to New York, I found it hard to sleep in the vociferous city compared to quaint Lancaster.
8. Recalcitrant
    • (adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
      • People are known to be recalcitrant during their teenage years.
9. Parsimonious
    • (adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
      • Sometimes we are caught up in our own self pity that we don't realize how parsimonious other peoples lives are and how fortunate we are.
10. Martinet
    • (n.) a strict disciplinarian; a strickler for the rules
      • After having 3 blocks of teachers that let us listen to our mp3 players and eat candy, my 4th block teacher is a martinet in comparison.
11. Expunge
    • (v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
      • The basketball coach prematurally declared the other team expunged.
12. Panacea
    • (m.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
      • When your little, a kiss from mom is the panacea for all your boo-boos!
13. Clemency
    • (n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
      • In a world where people will sue companies for ridiculous reasons, it was nice to see someone that showed a little clemency toward others.
14. Temerity
    • (n.) rashness, boldness
      • Even though we were all wondering, one student had the temerity to ask the teacher how old she was.
15. Extirpate
    • (v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
      • My mom sent me out to the garden to extirpate all the roots that may have sprung up overnight.
16. Squalid
    • (adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
      • Although she tried to dress it up pretty, I saw through her squalid lie.
17. Waive
    • (v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
      • Sometimes, when teachers catch students with cellphones, the will waive the punishment the first time.
18. Virulent
    • (adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
      • In my english final, I learned that camels are virulent at heart.
19. Renegade
    • (n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
      • In the army, it is shamefull to have any renegades that are too scared to go to war.
20. Quandary
    • (n.) a state of perplexity or doubt
      • I was in quandary over the last question on my History final.