Vocab 10-12

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acquiesce

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

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allure

to entice, tempt, to be attractive to; a strong attraction, the power to attract, charm

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askew

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

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blithe

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

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contentious

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

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covet

to desire something belonging to another

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crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

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disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

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exponent

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

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garrulous

given to much talking, tediously chatty

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insuperable

incapable of being overcome

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lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

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misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

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profess

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

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respite

a period of relief or rest

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retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

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sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

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sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

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vanguard

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

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wastrel

a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

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allude

(v.) to refer to casually or indirectly

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clairvoyant

(adj.) supernaturally perceptive; (n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

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conclusive

(adj.) serving to settle an issue; final

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disreputable

(adj.) not respectable, not esteemed

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endemic

(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

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exemplary

(adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

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fathom

(v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n.) a measure of depth in water

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guile

(n.) treacherous cunning, deceit

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integrity

(n.) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

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itinerary

(n.) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

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misconstrue

(v.) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

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32

obnoxious

(adj.) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

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placate

(v.) to appease, soothe, pacify

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placid

(adj.) calm, peaceful

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reparation

(n) a payment made for wrong or an injury

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potent

(adj.) powerful; highly effective

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pretext

(n.) a false reason, deceptive excuse

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protrude

(v.) to stick out, thrust forth

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stark

(adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv.) utterly

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superficial

(adj.) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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abjure

to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

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acrid

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

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august

majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

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callous

emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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clandestine

secret, concealed; underhanded

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compunction

remorse, regret

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conflagration

a large destructive fire

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elated

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

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indelible

not able to be erased or removed; memorable

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indulgent

yielding to the wishes or demands of others

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inveterate

firmly established, long-standing; habitual

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irrelevant

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

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nocturnal

of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness

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54

platitude

a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

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quell

to subdue, put down forcibly

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quiescent

inactive; at rest

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ruminate

to meditate, think about at length

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tacit

unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

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tangible

capable of being touched; real, concrete

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trenchant

incisive; keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic, distinct, clear-cut

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