Vocabulary 9 and 10

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refute

tr.v. To prove a statement or person to be incorrect; to disprove.

reiterate

tr.v. To say over again.

repartee

n. A quick, witty reply.

repartee

n. Conversation characterized by such remarks.

repertoire

n. The stock of plays, stories, songs, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform.

repertoire

n. The skills or accomplishments of a particular person or group.

repose

n. A rest; a peaceful state.

repose

tr.v. To place trust in or expectations on something.

repose

intr.v. To rest.

reticent

adj. Of a silent nature; reserved in manner.

ostensible

adj. Pretended; given as an excuse, to conceal the real reason.

ostentatious

adj. Showy; intended to impress people.

improvise

tr.v. To make up something without preparation.

improvise

tr.v. To make or provide from materials on hand.

visionary

adj. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; not practical.

visionary

adj. Characterized by vision or forethought.

auspicious

adj. Showing signs that promise success.

introspection

adj. Examination of one's own thoughts and feelings.

retrospect

n. A survey of past times or events.

specimen

n. A single thing that is taken as an example of a whole category.

specter

n. A ghost.

specter

n. A haunting fear of future trouble.

spectrum

n. The distribution of characteristics of a physical system, especially bands of colors seen as a rainbow or bands of differing sound waves.

spectrum

n. A wide range of related qualities or ideas.

speculate

intr.v. To form opinions without definite knowledge or evidence.

speculate

intr.v. To buy or sell something to make a profit but with risk of loss.

surveillance

n. Supervision or close observation, especially of a suspected person.

vigil

n. A period of staying awake to keep watch or to pray.

vigilant

adj. Watchful; on the lookout for danger.

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