Unit 2 Vocabulary

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Adroit

skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind, clever, deft, dexterous, slick

Amicable

peaceable, friendly, congenial, neighborly, cordial

Averse

having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling, disinclined, loath

Belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike, aggressive;
(n.) one at war

Benevolent

kindly, charitable, benign, well-meaning

Cursory

hasty, not thorough, quick, superficial, perfunctory

Duplicity

treachery, deceitfulness, fraud, double-dealing, chicanery

Extol

to praise extravagantly, glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail

Feasible

possible, able to be done, workable, practicable, viable

Grimace

(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v) to make a wry face

Holocaust

a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering conflagration, devastation, annihilation

Impervious

not affected or hurt by, impenetrable, resistant, proof against

Impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus, incentive, spur

Jeopardy

danger, risk, hazard, peril

Meticulous

extremely careful, fastidious, painstaking, fussy

Nostalgia

a longing for something past; homesickness

Quintessence

the most typical example, paragon, exemplar

Retrogress

to move backward, revert, degenerate, decline

Scrutinize

to examine closely, inspect, pore over

Tepid

marked by an absence of interest, halfhearted, wishy-washy

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