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Glossary of English 4 vocab words set 2

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accost
to approach and speak first
animadversion
a comment of criticism or disaproval
avid
desirous to the point of greed
brackish
having a salty taste
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion ir action
devious
wandering from a straight course
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves risk for later gain
halcyon
legendary bird/ calm, peaceful
histrionic
pertaining to actors and their techniques
incendiary
delibratly setting fires/ one who...
malestrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence
myopic
nearsighted
overt
open, not hidden
pejorative
tending to make worse
propriety
propper
sacrilege
disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
without delay
suppliant
asking humbly
talisman
an object that serves as a charm
undulate
to move in waves

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