Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 2

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accost

to approach and speak to first

animadversion

a comment meant to show strong criticism

avid

intensely eager, wanting something to the point of greed

brackish

having a salty taste

celerity

swiftness; rapid movements

covenant

a solemn agreement

devious

done in a shifty way, stray from the straight course

gambit

an opening move that involves a risk in order to make a gain

halycon

calm, peaceful, happy

histrionic

theatrical, melodramatic, pertaining to acting techniques

incendiary

deliberately setting or causing fires

maelstrom

a whirlpool of great size and violence

myopic

nearsighted; unable to see the big picture

overt

open; not hidden

pejorative

tending to make worse

propound

to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration

propriety

the state of being proper; appropriate

sacrilege

disrespectful treatment of something believed to be sacred

summarily

without delay; briefly; concise

suppliant

someone who makes a humble request or plea

talisman

an object believed to hold magical powers

undulate

to move in a wavelike manner

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