Danzig Second Semester WW words!!

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Aspire

v. To have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek.

Aspiration

n. A strong desire to achieve something; an ambition.

Bias

n. A preference that prevents one from being impartial; prejudice
v. To cause someone to have prejudice; to influence.

Haughty

adj. Showing too much pride in oneself and scorn or contempt for others.

Haughtiness

n. The state or quality of being haughty.

Revelry

n. Noisy merrymaking.

Impede

v. To get in the way of; to interfere with the movement of.

Impediment

n. An obstacle; something that gets in the way.

Stringent

adj. Strict; severe.

Grievous

adj. Causing grief or pain; hard to bear.

Hoard

v. To save and put away, especially secretly.
n. Anything put away in such a manner.

Avert

v.1. To turn away.
2. To keep from happening.

Plight

n. A difficult or dangerous condition or situation

Clamber

v. To climb awkwardly.

Tedious

adj. Seeming to go on for a long time; boring.

Tedium

v. Boredom.

Arbitrate

v. To settle a disagreement between two parties by having a third party make the decision after hearing both sides.

Arbitration

n. The act of arbitrating.

Capricious

adj. Likely to change quickly for no obvious reason.

Arduous

adj. Requiring much effort; very difficult.

Proficient

adj.Able to do something very well; skillful

Proficiency

n. The quality of being proficient

Enthrall

v. To hold the attention of as though under a spell

Enthralling

adj. Having the power to enthrall.

Incredulous

adj.1. Doubtful; skeptical.
2. Showing disbelief

Incredulity

n. Doubt or disbelief.

Preposterous

adj. Too absurd to be believed; ridiculous

Homage

n. Honor or respect shown publicly

Medley

n.1. A mixture of often unrelated things
2. A selection of music from various sources, played as one piece.

Subtle

adj. 1. So slight as to be not easily seen or understood
2. Able to understand fine shades of meaning

Subtlety

n. Something so slight that only a clever or well- educated person can see it; the quality of being subtle.

Lethargic

adj. Slow moving; sleepy or tired

Lethargy

n. A state of laziness, tiredness, or of not caring.

Mottled

adj. Marked with different colored patches or blotches.

Sleek

adj. 1. Smooth and glossy.
2. Having slender, graceful lines.

Wary

adj. On one's guard; watchful; suspicious

Flabbergast

v. To surprise so greatly that one is speechless; to amaze

Haggle

v. To argue about, especially about the price for something.

Sovereign

adj. 1. Highest; chief
2. Not controlled by others
n. A king or queen; a monarch

Sovereignty

n. Freedom from political control by a foreign power

Trifling

adj. Of little value, importance, or meaning

Covet

v. To have a strong and envious desire for; especially for something belonging to another

Coveted

adj. Greatly prized; highly desired

Formidable

adj. Causing fear or apprehension
2. Difficult

Staunch

adj. Faithful; true; strong

Aloof

adj. Remote or distant, usually by choice, showing no interest
adv. An aloof manner

Grueling

adj. Tiring; exhausting

Robust

adj. Strong and vigorous

Badger

v. To keep bothering
n. Strongly built, burrowing mammal common in many northern parts of the world

Detriment

n.1. Damage or harm
2. Anything that causes harm.

Detrimental

adj. Damaging; harmful

Foster

v. To promote the growth of, to encourage
adj. Giving or receiving care in a family that is not related by birth or adoption.

Inanimate

adj. Lacking qualities associated with living things.

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