english vocab #81-96

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zealous

adj. enthusiastically devoted to something; fervent

ironic

adj. meaning the opposite of what you seem to say; using words to mean something other than what they seem to mean

emulate

v. to strive to equal or excel; usually through imitation

concise

adj. brief and to the point; succinct

benefactor

n. one who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation

innate

adj. existing since birth; inborn; inherent

daunt

v. to make fearful; to intimidate

tangible

adj. touchable; palpable

accost

v. to approach and speak to someone aggresively

rogue

n. a criminally dishonest person; a scoundrel

magnanimous

adj. forgiving; unresentful; noble in spirit; generous

adulation

n. wild or excessive admiration; flattery

expedient

adj. providing an immediate advantage; serving immediate self-interests; practical

aberration

n. something not typical; deviation from the standard

virtuoso

n. a masterful musician; a masterful practitioner in some other field

penitent

adj. sorry; repentant; contrite

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