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  1. provincial
  2. daunting
  3. astute
  4. concur
  5. proceed
  1. a adj. having an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage; shrewd; discerning.
    The astute poker player could tell that his opponent was bluffing, and so continued to bet aggressively.
  2. b (1) v. to be of the same opinion; to agree.
    The judge concurred with the plaintiff and awarded her a $2 million settlement.

    (2) v. to happen or occur at the same time; to coincide
  3. c adj. intimidating; seeming difficult to deal with; formidable; unnerving.
    Running a marathon is a daunting challenge.
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    undaunted
    adj. not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment
  4. d v. to begin or continue a course of action; to move forward
  5. e (1) adj. concerning a province or region outside the capital city of a country; regional.
    In researching her book on provincial cooking, she traveled all over the countryside.

    (2) adj. unsophisticated or narrow-minded; parochial.
    People from New York sometimes look down on people from West Virginia as provincial and backward.
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    provincialism
    n. the way of life typical of regions outside the capital city

    (2) n. narrow-mindedness, insularity, or lack of sophistication

    (3) n. concern for one's own region at the expense of national unity

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. adj. well meaning and kindly; compassionate; altruistic; magnanimous.
    My benevolent boss always gives his workers a generous bonus around the holidays.
  2. (1) n. an ancestor or forebear

    (2) n. a person who originates an artistic, political, or intellectual movement.
    Jimi Hendrix was a major progenitor of the modern style of electric guitar playing.
  3. adj. having or showing no skill; clumsy; incompetent.
    My cousin Brad is an inept athlete who can barely dribble a basketball.
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    ineptitude (n.)
  4. (1) v. to make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause

    (2) v. to allay or moderate (fears or suspicions); to alleviate; to relieve; to assuage.
    The mayor's reassuring speech palliated the worries of the townspeople.
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    palliative
    (1) adj. soothing, alleviating

    (2) n. a remedy or medicine that palliates
  5. adj. wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious; guarded; vigilant.
    Not wanting to ruin the surprise party, Alex was very circumspect in answering Cheryl's questions about their plans for the weekend.

5 True/False questions

  1. check(1) v. to be of the same opinion; to agree.
    The judge concurred with the plaintiff and awarded her a $2 million settlement.

    (2) v. to happen or occur at the same time; to coincide

          

  2. demeanorn. an opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine or what is generally accepted; blasphemy.
    The fundamentalist religious leader denounced the doctrine of the atheists as heresy.

          

  3. circumventv. to find a way around (an obstacle); to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever or sneaky way; to get around; to bypass.
    The thieves circumvented the museum's alarm system by climbing in through a skylight.

          

  4. vibrantn. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt; scorn; derision.
    People who pride themselves on reading only the finest literature view comic books with disdain.
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    disdainful (adj.)

          

  5. heresyn. an opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine or what is generally accepted; blasphemy.
    The fundamentalist religious leader denounced the doctrine of the atheists as heresy.

          

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