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LESSONS 19-20

Terms

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sagacity
Keenness of perception; soundness of judgment; wisdom.
quest
The act or instance of seeking or pursuing something; search.
abeyance
The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension.
acquisition
The act or process of gaining possession.
elude
To escape from, as by artfulness, cunning, or daring.
abstemious
Sparing, especially in the use of food and drink; moderate; temperate.
shirk
To neglect, put off, or avoid discharging (a duty, obligation, or responsibility).
requisite
Required; essential.
inquisitive
Eager to learn; curious.
oblique
Indirect; not straightforward.
circuitous
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; indirect.
eschew
To avoid habitually, especially on moral or practical grounds; shun; abstain from.
surrogate
Someone or something that takes the place of another; substitute.
conquistador
A conqueror, especially one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the sixteenth century.
perquisite
A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due.
abrogate
To abolish or annual by authority; cancel.
evasion
The act of escaping or avoiding by cleverness or deceit; dodging.
malinger
To pretend to be ill or injured in order to avoid duty or work.
presage
To indicate or warn of in advance.
circumvent
To avoid by or as if passing around.

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