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levelD unit 7

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Perilous
Episodes of old-time movie serials usually ended with the hero or heroine in perilous circumstances.
Advent
The advent of spring is particularly welcome after a long, harsh winter.
Inundate
Torrential rains and high tides inundate the streets of the picturesque seaside community.
Momentous
A momentous decision by the Supreme Court in 1954 declared public school segregation unconstitutional.
Pensive
We admired the skill with which the artist captured the child's pensive expression.
Metropolis
Archaeologists have learned much about the Mayans from the ruins of the metropolis Palenque.
Meander
When i travel, i like to meander through unfamiliar towns and cities.
Apex
if you want to reach the apex of the Washington Monument, you can take the stairs or an elecator.
Assimilate
A well-read person assimilate knowledge of a wide range of subjects.
Adieu
As my friends boarded the airplain, i waved and shouted adieu! Have a safe trip.
Obstreperous
Our teacher will not tolerate obstreperous behavior in the classroom.
Interim
In the interim between landing and takeoff, the ground crew cleaned and refueled the plane.
Vagrant
During the Great Depression, many people lost everything and were forced to lice as vagrant.
Surly
Passengers stranded in an airport because their flight is canceled may become quite surly.
Malign
In every offfice, there are gossips who are only too willing to malign their coworkers
Shoddy
That designer watch i bought from a street vendor turned out to be a shoddy knockoff.
Tirade
The dictator's televised tirade against his opponents lasted for four hours.
Exorbitant
Management rejected the union's demands for higher wages and better benefits as exorbitant.
Bogus
Cashiers receive special training so that they will be able to identify bogus currency.
Sprightly
Though Grandmother is well into her eighties, she is still as sprightly as a teenager.

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