English Vocab 10

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Acquiesce

(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit

Allure

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

Askew

(adj., adv.) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

Blithe

(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

Contentious

(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue

Covet

(v.) to desire something belonging to another

Crestfallen

(adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast

Disheveled

(adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

Exponent

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

Garrulous

(adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty

Insuperable

(adj.) incapable of being overcome

Lamentable

(adj.) to be regretted or pitied

Misnomer

(n.) an unsuitable or misleading name

Profess

(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

Respite

(n.) a period of relief or rest

Retribution

(n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment

Sinuous

(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

Sonorous

(adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

Vanguard

(n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

Wastrel

(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

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