English 24&25

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acrimonious

sharp or bitter in language or manner

anachronism

anything out of its proper historical or chronological time; the thing incorrectly placed; a person or idea considered as out of date

atrophy

to waste away; to wither; a wasting away, especially of a part or parts of the body

consternation

great fear or shock that leaves one confused and bewildered; great dismay

desist

to stop doing something; to cease; to abstain

enigma

a riddle or puzzle; something puzzling or unexplainable; a mystery

expound

to interpret; to set forth or explain in detail

loquacious

fond of talking; talkative

precursor

something or someone that goes before and indicates what is to follow; a forerunner; a predecessor as in office

voluminous

very large; capable of filling volumes

assiduous

careful and attentive; persevering

aver

to declare to be true; to state positively

cessation

a temporary or final ceasing; a pause or stop

equanimity

evenness of mind or temper; calmness; composure

denizen

an inhabitant; a person, a plant, or an animal at home in a particular region

iniquity

sin; wickedness; injustice

inordinate

much too great; excessive; immoderate

mercurial

unpredictably changeable; quick and changeable in character

pecuniary

concerning money; in the for of money

tenable

capable of being held or defended; defensible

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