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English Vocab chapter 1 2

Terms

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adulturate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well
augment
to make larger; increase
bereft
deprived of; make unhappy through a loss
deploy
to position or arrange; to utilize
dour
stern,unyielding,gloomy,ill-humored
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties
gape
to stare with open mouth
gibe
to utter taunting words
guise
an external appearance,cover, mask
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap
intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
wealthy, luxurious
pliable
easily bent, flexable
reiterate
to say again, repeat
stollid
not easily moved mentally or emotionally
tentative
experamental in nature; uncertian, hesitant
unkempt
not combed, untidy
verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
cautiously, with great care
adroit
skillful, expert inthe use of the hands or mind
amicable
peaceable, friendly
averse
having a deep-seated distaste
belligerent
given to fighting, warlike
benevolent
kindly, charitable
cursory
hasty, not thorough
duplicity
trechery, deceitfulness
extol
to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible, able to be done
grimace
a wry face, facial distortion
holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter
impervious
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus
moving force, impulse, stimulus danger
jepardy
danger
meticulous
extreamly careful; particular about details
nostalgia
a longing for something past; homesick
quintessence
the purest essence or form of something
retrogress
to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
to examin closely
tepid
lukewarom;unenthuthiastic
adversary
an enemy; opponent
alienate
to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile
artifice
a skillful or ingenious device
coerce
to comple, force
craven
cowardly
culinary
of or related to cooking or the kitchen
delete
to erase, wipe out, cut out
demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilerate
to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
fallow
plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish- yellow
harass
to disterb, worry
inclement
stormy, harsh
muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasting
precedent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
to set right, remedy
sojourn
a temporary stay
urbane
refined in mannor or style, suave
affiliated
associated, connected
ascertain
to find out
attainment
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent
forceful, convincing
converge
to move foreword to one point, approach nearer together
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem
to regard highly
expunge
to erase, obligate, destroy
finite
having limits; lasting for a llimited time
invulnerable
not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
knowing everything
panacea
a remedy for all ills, cure-all
scrupulous
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details
skulk
to move about stealthily
supercilious
proud and contemptuous
uncanny
strange, mysterious, wierd, beyond recognition
venial
easily excused; pardonable
alturistic
unselfishness, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
to express agreement; agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
nmarked by honor, coutesy and courage; knightly
clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
easily done or atained; superficial; ready,fluent; easiy shown but not sicerely felt
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
free from error; absolutly dependable
plod
to walk heavily or slowly; to walk slowly
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive; beadly, distructive, scathingly harsh
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extreamly poisionous
accede
to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
comprise
to include or contain; to be made up of
deft
skillful, nimble
destitute
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit
definite, clearly stated
extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to distroy totally
inopportune
comming at a bad tim ; not appropriate
ironic
sugessting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony , sarcastic
musty
stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous
unfavorable, thretaning, of bad oman
pinnacle
a high peak or point
premediated
considered beforehand, diliberately planned
rampant
growing without check, running wild
solace
comfort, relief; to comfor, console
stately
dignified, majestic
supple
bending easily; bending wiht agility; readily adaptable; servile
surpress
to stop by force, put down
venal
open to or marked by bribery or corruption

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