Unit 13, 14, 15 Final Exam

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antipathy

(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling

compassion

(n.) sympathy for another's suffering; pity

decorum

(n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness

exuberant

(adj.) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant

implacable

(adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding

innocuous

(adj.) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant

sedate

(adj.) quiet, settled, sober; (v.) to administer a tranquilizer

stipulate

(v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement

acclimate

to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

complacent

self-satisfied, overly content

concur

to express agreement, approve

defamation

slander or libel

grotesque

unnatural, distorted, bizarre

renounce

to give up or resign something

zealous

eager, earnest, devoted, ardent, fervent, devout

alacrity

a cheerful readiness, brisk and eager action

antithesis

the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

disparage

to belittle, speak slightingly of, to undervalue

droll

amusingly odd

magnanimous

generous in forgiving,above small meanness

mandatory

required, obligatory

rescind

to repeal, cancel

vivacious

lively, sprightly, full of energy

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