vocab 6

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accede

(verb) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

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brandish

(verb) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

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comprise

(verb) to include or contain; to be made up of

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deft

(adjective) skillful, nimble

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destitute

(adjective) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

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explicit

(adjective) definite, clearly stated

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extirpate

(verb) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

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inopportune

(adjective) coming at a bad time; not appropriate

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ironic

(adjective) suggsting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

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musty

(adjective) stale, moldy; out-of-date

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officious

(adjective) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

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ominous

(adjective) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

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pinnacle

(noun) a high peak or point

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premeditated

(adjective participle) considered beforehand, deliberately planned

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rampant

(adjective) growing without check, running wild

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solace

(noun) comfort, relief (verb) to comfort, console

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stately

(adjective) dignified, majestic

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supple

(adjective) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile

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suppress

(verb) to stop by force, put down

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venal

(adjective) open to or marked by bribery or corruption

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