Vocabulary for Success Course 1 Lesson 10

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adorn

add beauty to; make more attractive

appalling

filled with horror, shock, or dismay

barren

producing little or no vegetation; incapable of producing offspring

buffoon

person given to joking, clowning, or playing pranks

congenial

having the same tastes and temperament

corroborate

support with evidence

curtail

cut back

deplore

regret strongly; disapprove of; feel grief for

enhance

add or contribute to

festive

of or suited to a feast or festival

malicious

full of malice (ill will); desirous of doing mischief or making others suffer

meritorious

worthy of honor

minimize

make (something or someone) appear as unimportant as possible

obligation

something one is bound to do

preposterous

completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; utterly foolish

procrastinate

defer action; habitually put off the doing of something that should be done

reimburse

make repayment (to someone) for expenses or losses incurred

skinflint

one who is very hard and grasping in money matters

toxic

affected by or acting as a poison

zeal

intense enthusiasm; impassioned eagerness

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