English 11 Lessons 9 & 10

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abridge

verb. to shorten the number of words; to condense

emendation

noun. revision; alteration

finality

noun. the condition of being complete

garrulous

adj. talkative

impromptu

adj. extemporaneous

invoke

verb. to call upon a higher power

lucrative

adj. profitable; producing great wealth

shrew

noun. a bad-tempered woman; a mouse-like creature

supercilious

adj. haughty; aloof; conceited

verbose

adj. unnecessarily wordy in writing

bolster

verb. to prop up; noun. a pillow

expletive

noun. profanity; swearing

furor

noun. a rage; an uproar; a craze

idiomatic

adj. vernacular; relating to a particular group

intangible

adj. not able to be touched

laconic

adj. concise; using minimal words

reciprocate

verb. to return in kind

subterfuge

noun. deception; a subversive plot

tawdry

adj. cheap in a tacky way; gaudy

wistful

adj. wishful; musingly sad

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