Sadlier Unit 1

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arrogate

to claim without right

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banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

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coherent

capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

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emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

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encomium

a formal expression of praise

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germane

relevant and appropriate

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intransigent

refusing to compromise

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reconnaissance

survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

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substantiate

to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

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temporize

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

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acquisitive

eager to acquire and possess things, especially material possessions or ideas; able to retain info

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belabor

to work at or to absurd length

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carping

tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way

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congeal

to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

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eschew

to shun/avoid

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insatiable

so great or demanding as not to be satisfied

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invidious

offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness or resentment

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largesse

generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions

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taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

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tenable

capable of being held or defended

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