Vocabulary Unit 10

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This set deals with words from Unit 10 of Vocabulary Workshop Level E.

acquiesce

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

allure

to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

askew

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

blithe

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

contentious

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

covet

to desire something belonging to another

crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

exponent

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

garrulous

given to much talking, tediously chatty

insuperable

incapable of being overcome

lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

profess

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

respite

a period of relief or rest

retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

vanguard

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

wastrel

a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

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