english 10 vocab (s1)

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gibe

to taunt or heckling

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dour

stern or harsh; gloomy

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fortitude

strength of mind that allow you to bear pain

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insidious

working or spreading harmfully in a subtle manner

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opulent

wealthy, rich, abundance

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stolid

unemotional

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augment

to make greater or more intense

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adroit

skillful, clever

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amicable

neighborly; friendly

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averse

opposed to

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retrogress

decline, revert, or return to an earlier condition

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benevolent

well-meaning; kind

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nostalgia

longing for the past

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meticulous

fussy, extremely careful

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feasible

possible

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impervious

resistant to, impenetrable

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muse

to ponder or think about in silence

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punitive

inflicting a punishment

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alienate

to make unfriendly or hostile; to leave someone out of a group

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perpetuate

to cause to last indefinitely

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negligible

small; unimportant

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sojourn

a temporary stay

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ascertain

to find out or learn with certainty

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attainment

the act of getting or possessing something

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bequeath

to give or leave by will; hand down

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converge

to come together, to meet or unite with common focus

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expunge

to mark for deletion; to erase completely

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malevolent

having or showing intense--often vicious-- ill-will or hatred

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nonchalant

having an attitude of easy unconcern or indifference

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scrupulous

precisely exact, painstaking; thorough

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supercilious

acting or looking as though one is superior to others

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altruistic

unselfish behavior or dedicated to helping others

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virulent

harsh or strong, destructive

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unfeigned

genuine; sincere

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truculent

cruel, savage, aggressive, harsh

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temerity

excessive confidence or coldness; audacity

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clemency

mercy; lenience in punishment

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repose

temporary rest after activity or excitement

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dearth

shortage or lack of something; inadequate supply

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remiss

lacking care or attention to work/duty; negligent

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diffident

modest or shy because of little self-confidence

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embark

to make a start or load a vehicle for transportation

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infallible

incapable of error

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facile

appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial

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indomitable

impossible to defeat or contain

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accede

agree to a demand or request

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brandish

to shake or wave (usually a weapon) in an aggressive manner

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pinnacle

highest point of development or achievement

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destitute

without having the basic necessities of life; lacking resources

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extirpate

destroy completely

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