Vocab 10 | Level E (Definitions)

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acquiesce

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

<p>to accept without protest; to agree or submit</p>
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allure

(v) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

<p>(v) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm</p>
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askew

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

<p>twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly</p>
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blithe

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

<p>cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned</p>
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contentious

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

<p>quarrelsome, inclined to argue</p>
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covet

to desire something belonging to another

<p>to desire something belonging to another</p>
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crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

<p>discouraged, dejected, downcast</p>
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disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

<p>rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder</p>
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exponent

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

<p>(n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised</p>
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garrulous

given to much talking, tediously chatty

<p>given to much talking, tediously chatty</p>
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insuperable

incapable of being overcome

<p>incapable of being overcome</p>
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lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

<p>to be regretted or pitied</p>
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misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

<p>an unsuitable or misleading name</p>
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profess

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

<p>to affirm openly; to state a belief in; to claim, pretend</p>
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respite

a period of relief or rest

<p>a period of relief or rest</p>
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retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

<p>a repayment; a deserved punishment</p>
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sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

<p>winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible</p>
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sonorous

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

<p>full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style</p>
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vanguard

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

<p>the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field</p>
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wastrel

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

<p>a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing</p>
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