Barrons Critical Reading wrkbk. set2.

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decrepit

old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

sciatica

pain that follows the pathway of the sciatic nerve caused by compression or trauma of the nerve or its roots

virile

manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength

depraved

marked by immorality

leper

a person who has been rejected

lobbed

tossed up in the air

clobbered

hit

desensitize

make insensitive

relinquish

release, as from one's grip

haphazardly

in a random manner

scrounged

to search, to investigate

warped

used especially of timbers or boards

scathing

marked by harshly abusive criticism

nuance

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

reverent

feeling or showing deep solemn respect

intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

abate

become less in amount or intensity

anachronism

something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

abstemious

sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

chary

cautious

cognizant

(usually followed by 'of') having knowledge or understanding

discern

to see clearly, recognize, detect with the senses

dubious

fraught with uncertainty or doubt

garrulous

talkative

irreverent

showing lack of due respect or veneration

peristaltic

wavelike; not steady, sometimes slowly sometimes fast

abate

subside or moderate

aberrant

abnormal or deviant

abrasive

rubbing away, tending to grind down

abridge

condense or shorten

absolute

complete, totally unlimited, uncertain

abstruse

obscure, profound, difficult to understand

acclaim

applaud, announce with great approval

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