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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 13

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covert (adj)
adj - secret; concealed
cryptic
adj - puzzling, mysterious, obscure or enigmatic
dormant
adj - temporarily quiet, inactive or out of use
expatriate (n)
noun - a person living or working abroad
expatriate (v)
verb - to banish or exile
expatriate (adj)
adj - living abroad, especially for a long but limited period
flout
verb - to defy (an order, convention, etc) openly; to disrespect (authority, etc)
inexorable
adj - 1 incapable of being made to change position or course of action, etc by entreaty or persuasion; unrelenting. 2 unable to be altered or avoided
innuendo
noun - 1 a remark that indirectly conveys some unpleasant, critical or spiteful meaning, etc, especially about someone's reputation or character; 2 an oblique allusion, suggestion or insinuation, often of a rude or smutty nature
misnomer
noun - a wrong or unsuitable name
primeval
adj - 1 relating or belonging to the Earth's beginnings. 2 primitive
proffer
verb - to offer something for someone to accept
refractory
adj - difficult to control; stubborn; unmanageable
fractious
adj - cross and quarrelsome; inclined to quarrel and complain
sonorous
adj - sounding impressively loud and deep
stamina
noun - energy and staying power, especially of the kind that is needed to tackle and withstand prolonged physical or mental exertion
tirade
noun - a long angry speech, harangue or denunciation
vitiate
verb - to impair the quality or effectiveness of (eg an argument); to make something faulty or defective

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