Unit 8 vocab

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compatible

It is surprising how often people with very different personalities turn out to be compatible when they get to know one another.

suave

It was difficult for us to believe that such a suave and cultured gentleman was a member of a gang of international jewel thieves.

apprehensive

In spite of all the elaborate safety precautions, I couldn't help feeling a little apprehensive as I set out for my first skydiving lesson.

deride

.Political candidates who do nothing but deride their opponents' character and abilities may alienate voters.

multifarious

The multifarious problems that will face America's Presidents in the
twenty-first century will make their job one of the most demanding in the world.

quandary

So there I was, having accepted invitations to two different parties on the same evening. What a quandary to be in!

apathy

Simple apathy seems to be the main reason such a large percentage of those eligible to vote fail to cast ballots in any election.

decrepid

think that the phrase "on its last legs" is an apt description of that decrepit old house down the block.

recalcitrant

I trust you will never have the experience of trying to cross the desert with a recalcitrant mule that wants to remain where it is.

animosity

From all his growling and snapping, you would think our beagle felt a personal animosity toward every other dog on the block.

condolences

Although I was unable to visit my old friend's widow in person, I offered my condolences in a heartfelt letter.

omnivorous

If you think of all the different kinds of food that human beings are able to consume, you will realize that we are truly an omnivorous species.

parsimonious

to overcome her parsimonious inclinations, she finally reached into her pocket and handed me one thin dime!

commend

The board of directors voted to commend him for the skill and enthusiasm with which he had managed the charity drive.

consecrate

"Today," said the speaker, "we consecrate this monument to the memory of all those who fought and died in defense of their country."

ingenuous

Now that I am a senior, it is hard to believe that I was ever as innocent and ingenuous as the members of the new freshman class.

obsolete

Technology changes so rapidly that a particular computer may be state-of-the-art one day and obsolete the next.

reprisal

If we increase our tariff rates on the goods of other countries, we can be sure that they will raise their own rates in reprisal.

reveled

Throughout the hot, dusty journey, we reveled in the thought that soon we would be swimming in the cool lake.

stultify

In totalitarian regimes, censorship and violence are often employed to suppress criticism and stultify dissent.

omnivorous

an all-devouring sense of curiosity

reprisal

cruel acts of revenge

commended

entrusted to the care of friends

quandary

caught in a hopeless predicament

condolence

welcome expressions of sympathy

derided

jeered at by the protesters

compatible

by like-minded friend

ingenuous

too naive to question others' motives

obsolete

rejected the author's outmoded theories

aimosity

a shocking display of rancor

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