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Glossary of English 12 Vocab 11

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English 12 Vocab 11
English 12 Vocab 11
Vehement
showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense
-her voice was low but vehement
Ardent
enthusiastic or passionate
-an ardent baseball fan
Ardor
enthusiasm or passion
-they felt the stirrings of revolutionary ardor.
Sedulous
(of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence :
-he watched himself with the most sedulous care.
Hiatus
a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process :
-there was a brief hiatus in the war with France.
Rife
(esp. of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread :
-male chauvinism was rife in medicine in those days
Proffer
hold out (something) to someone for acceptance; offer :
-he proffered his resignation.
Nadir
the lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization :
-they had reached the nadir of their sufferings.
Arduous
involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring :
-an arduous journey

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