English Vocab Chapter 10

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acquiesce

(v) to accept without protest; to agree or submit

allure

(v) to entire, tempt, to be attractive to

askew

(adj, adv) twisted to one side, crooked, lopsided

blithe

(adj) cheerful, lighthearted, carefree, nonchalant

contentious

(adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue

covet

(v) to desire something belonging to another, crave

crestfallen

(adj) discouraged, dejected, downcast

disheveled

(adj) rumpled, mussed, hanging in disorder

exponent

(n) one who advocates, speaks for, interprets

garrulous

(adj) given to much talking, chatty, talkative

insuperable

(adj) incapable of being overcome, invincible

lamentable

(adj) to be regretted or pitied, regrettable

misnomer

(n) an unsuitable or misleading nature

profess

(v) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend, declare

respite

(n) a period of relief or rest

retribution

(n) a repayment; deserved punishment

sinuous

(adj) winding, having many curves, twisting

sonorous

(adj) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

vanguard

(n) the foremost part of an army, the leading position in any field

wastrel

(n) a wasteful person, spendthrift, a good-for-nothing

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