Vocabulary Level E Unit 2

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adroit

having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers

amicable

peaceable, friendly

averse

having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

belligerent

given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war

benevolent

kindly, charitable

cursory

hasty, not thorough

duplicity

treachery, deceitfulness

extol

to praise extravagantly

feasible

possible, able to be done

grimace

a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face

holocaust

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

impervious

not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

jeopardy

danger

meticulous

extremely careful about small details

nostalgia

a longing for something past; homesickness

quintessence

the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

retrogress

to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

scrutinize

to examine closely

tepid

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence or interest

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