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Glossary of English exam vocab.

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Reconoiter
to look around
malevolent
wishing evil or harm to others
conspired
planned together secretly
consolation
something that brings you comfort
despondent
lacking hope; distressed
enthralled
fascinated; charmed
exquisite
very beautiful, especially in a delicate way.
resilient
springing back into shape
contiguous
in constant contact with
serreptitiously
secretly
ponderous
very heavy, bulky ideas
perfunctorily
without enthusiasm, routinely
inevitability
certainly
impromptu
unscheduled, unplanned
incessantly
without stopping
crevasse
a deep crack in a glacier
taut
tightly stretched
destitute
living in complete poverty
fluent
able to write and
speak easily and smoothly
dismayed
without confidence
cantankerous
annoying, ill tempered, hard to get along with
apprehensive
anxious
catastrophe
disaster
tawdry
cheap& showy, guady

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